What is Grad Night?

Grad Night parties began in the mid-eighties as statistics were proving that Graduation Night is potentially the most dangerous night of a high school student’s life. In years past, it was traditional for students to graduate and then go out to party and drink all night. Many deaths have been associated with this activity, a fact which most of us know too well. Parents joined together to provide celebrations that would allow students to be together one last time as a class in an environment that was alcohol-free and substance-free.

The parents of the Class of 2020 are carrying on a Westview tradition to provide our students with just such a fun Grad Night party. Needless to say, this party is much anticipated by the seniors, since this party will most likely be the last time they will be with many of their classmates. The celebration begins with the seniors arriving at Westview later in the evening after graduation. They then board buses that transport them to a facility reserved just for them. There will be games, music, food, and other festivities all through the night. Once at the location, students will not be allowed to leave the premises until their return to Westview about 4:00 am.

Neither the high school staff nor the administration sponsors the party — this will be done solely by the senior parents. It involves a great deal of work, and we greatly appreciate all the time, effort, and contributions from the many senior parents who are able to be involved.

Many parents are involved in organizing and fundraising (it costs money for facility rental and activity providers). The Grad Night Committee will need to raise over $50,000 in order to put on this event. It is with the help of parents that we arrange for events at the party, maintain this web site, chaperone the party, and much more.

If you would like to join the fun and help provide this Safe and Sober party for your Westview senior, please check out some of the volunteer opportunities we need help with.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Is this event sponsored by the school district?

    • The activities associated with this event are not sponsored by or affiliated with the Beaverton School District.

  2. How do I get a ticket?

    • Ticket sales are open between Wildcat Day and May 15.

  3. You must complete the Online Registration & Waiver and Pay for your ticket via our Square Store or by Check.

    • Please note that your senior will NOT actually be issued a ticket, but will only need student ID for check-in.

  4. What if I can’t afford a ticket?

    • We want ALL seniors to be able to celebrate in a safe environment. If money is an issue and your student is on the free or reduced lunch plan, or if you have recent extenuating circumstances, please let your counselor know.

  5. Who can attend?

    • Anyone who is considered a Westview High School senior can attend. This does not include friends or relatives who do not meet this criterion.

  6. What will there be to do?

    • There will be so much to do, the night will fly by. It will be a night to remember forever!

  7. Where will it be held?

    • This is kept secret. You’ll find out when you arrive!

  8. Will there be food?

    • YES. A LOT of GOOD FOOD! We understand that Westview has a diverse student body and will work to come up with a menu that takes our students’ cultural diversity into consideration.

  9. How will we get there?

    • Transportation will be provided.

  10. What should I wear?

    • Comfortable clothes – basically, what you might wear to school (still according to school dress code guidelines).

  11. What should I bring?

    • YOURSELF, your ID, your Phone, required medications* and a swimsuit & towel if you will be swimming.

    • You are NOT ALLOWED TO BRING ANYTHING with you, other than the items mentioned above.

    • If you arrive at the school with anything (keys, purse, wallet, make-up, chapstick,… anything!) you will be asked to return it to your vehicle.

    • Remember, it is probably not a good idea to leave your valuables in your car if you drive to Westview. As this is an all-night event, we strongly encourage you to be dropped off and picked up from the school.

    • *Required medications include inhalers, EpiPens, insulin and diabetic testing equipment, etc. You will be required to have a form on file.

  12. Will there be pictures taken to document the party?

    • Absolutely, you can bet that your senior will come away with their memories well preserved, we have arranged for this.