SES Senior All Night Party - 2018

"Shine Like the Whole Universe is Yours" Rumi

May 31, 2018 - 9:30 pm - 5:00 am


Welcome to Senior Year!  Part of the tradition for Seniors at SES is attending the Senior All Night Party.  

The all night party provides a safe chaperoned way for our graduates to celebrate this milestone with their classmates.  Held at SES following the graduation ceremony, it is a night filled with fun and laughter that's sure to create memories for a lifetime!

The themed party, "Shine Like the Universe is Yours", a quote from 12th century Rumi, features a variety of food, entertainment, and activities.  The main forum of SES is transformed with decorations while the students participate in an evening boat tour on the St. Croix River, the beginning of their adventure for the night.  The evening ends with the students returning to the school and enjoying breakfast and final activities and fun with their classmates.

Parents, both Junior and Senior, please consider volunteering to help make this a memorable evening for our Seniors.  There are numerous volunteer opportunities both small and large.  Check out the Volunteer to Help page to see what you can do to get involved and make this tradition the best it can be for the class of 2018!

Volunteer Information

2018 Senior All Night Party Volunteer Opportunities:

Why get involved?  We need your ideas, talents, and time.  Parents, please consider volunteering to help make this a memorable evening for our Seniors.  There are numerous opportunities, both small and large.

Plan, design, and construct party decorations that express the theme of the party, Shine Like the Whole Universe is Yours.  Committee will organize the decorating for and on the night of the party.

Help plan/coordinate entertainment and activities.  In addition, coordinate setup and during the party.

Assist with the soliciting of food donations from area restaurants who have supported us in the past; organize pick up and set up of the food serving area for breakfast.

Solicit, purchase, and coordinate raffle prizes and giveaways for students, and silent auction items to help raise funds for the party

Send out donation letters and keep track of finances received.  Work with local restaurants to create "fund raising" evenings.

Marketing/Ticket Sales:
Create and distribute advertising to promote the party.  Sell tickets, keep records of ticket sales and work the "Check-In" on night of the party.  Additionally, this committee will liaison with the school to visit during the day to speak to the senior houses and sell tickets during school hours.

Arrange for clean up during the party and immediately after to make sure school areas are restored to pre-party arrangement.

To be on site the evening of the party.

Additional volunteers are needed.  Click HERE for a direct link to SignUp Genius to see sign up to volunteer!
Volunteer Information

Committee Coordinators

Lynn McGourty


Shelley Beaumont

Volunteer/Decorating Coordinator

Daughter, Karly is a senior in the Gold House.

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Karen Peterson

Marketing/Ticket Sales Coordinator

Kim Devlin

Check-in Coordinator

Daughter Nicole, in Rose House.

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Kari Thompson


Adriene Thornton

Entertainment Coordinator

Sheryl Lyke

Donations/Fundraising Co-Coordinator

Adriene Thornton

Donations/Fundraising Co-Coordinator


Clean Up Coordinator

Maria Banks

Food Co-Coordinator

Steve Banks

Food Co-Coordinator

Jennifer Ketcham

Donations/Fundraising Co-Coordinator


Ticket Pricing:

  • $75.00 - Early Bird until March 23, 2018 (Discount price before Spring Break)
  • $85.00 - Regular Price after April 2, 2018 (Regular price after Spring Break)
  • $35.00 - Free/Reduced Lunch (with Office approval)
  • $15.00 - Boat Chaperone Price (for meal on boat)

Ticket cost includes food, entertainment, and activities - including the ever popular casino and boat ride!

All students must pre-register and purchase their ticket to attend.  Please submit the registration form and payment information to the SES office.  Parents, if you have more than one Senior, submit information separately for each student attending.  Forms can be picked up in the office, or downloaded from the "Content" page on this site.


Note to parents:  Because this is not an official district 196 event, FeePay cannot be used and payment must be made to SES directly.  Checks can be made out to "SES Sr. Blast"


Donation Amount


Prizes Needed

Prizes Needed
Prize Donations Needed:

It is the goal that every student leaves on June 1 having won a cool prize (or 4!).  The planning committee has procured a storage room for the school year and can take donations at any time.  

Please contact our donations coordinators:

Prize ideas:

Keurig Coffee Machines
Dorm fridges
Dorm Shower Tots
Carry on luggage
Food/Gas gift cards
Tool Kits
Camping Equipment
Bluetooth Headphones, speakers, earbuds
Electric Tooth Brushes
Amazon Fire Sticks
Weighted Blankets
Skate/penny/long boards
Gift Cards:
  • Best Buy
  • Erik's Bike
  • Target
  • REI
  • Cole's Salon
  • Kohl's
  • Amazon
  • Apple
  • Google Store

Committee Meetings

Committee Meetings
Attend a Committee Meeting!

The best way to get involved and know what is being planned behind the scenes is to attend a committee meeting.  All meetings are open to parents and will be at the school.  Meetings are the third Wednesday of each month from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm, except as noted below:

  • Wednesday, November 15
  • Wednesday, December 20
  • Wednesday, January 17
  • Wednesday, February 21
  • Wednesday, March 14 (one week earlier due to Spring Break)
  • Wednesday, April 18
  • Wednesday, May 15 (one week earlier)
  • Wednesday, May 22 (if needed)

Individual Committee Meetings will be coordinated and shared by the committee lead.  Please contact the committee lead for more information.


  • School of Environmental Studies, 12155 Johnny Cake Ridge Rd, Apple Valley MN 55124

Angel Fund

We would like to offer the opportunity to create an Angel Fund to help families that may be experiencing financial hardships to help pay for their student's ticket.  If you would like provide financial support dedicated to helping cover registration and ticket costs, please contact our Fundraising coordinators, or make a cash donation on the donation page.

Angel Fund


Frequently Asked Questions:

What is the Senior Party?
  • The Senior Party is a safe, fun, substance (and cell phone free) graduation celebration for seniors.
When is the Senior Party?
  • It well be held graduation night, May 31, 2018, from 9:30 pm to 6:00 am.
Why have a Senior Party?
  • To provide a safe, fun, and substance free alternative to graduation night partying.
What do students do at the Party?
  • There will be a professional photographer on hand the entire evening to capture students enjoying entertainment, games, prizes, food, and the ever popular casino boat cruise.
What about cell phones?
  • Students will be required to check-in the phone at check-in time and it will be returned at the end of the evening.  It is the belief that all it will take is one phone to get lost or broken to put a damper on the evening.  There will be a professional photographer for the ENTIRE evening and he can be used for group and individual photos by students.  This policy has been in place for several years.
  • Students are also encouraged to leave phones with their parents after graduation ceremony in order to save time and be less hassle for everyone.
Can my student leave after check-in?
  • No.  Students will be required to attend the entire evening and will not be allowed to leave.  
Who sponsors the party?
  • It is organized and run by Senior Class parent volunteers and several Junior parents.
Who pays for the party?
  • The funds for the party are raised by selling reservations to the party and by personal and corporate donations.
What do reservations cost?
  • Costs and deadlines are posted on the "Tickets" page.
Is there a discount for early registration?
  • Yes, there is a $10 discount if tickets are purchased before Spring Break.
Why register early?
  • Registering early keeps the last minute "panic" away, and because the committee needs the funds to reserve entertainment and games for the party.  In addition, you can save $10!  Checks should be made to "SES Senior Blast."
How do I register and pay?
  • Download the Reservation Form that has been posted to the site on the "Content" page.  Return the form, payment, as well as the Behavior Contract to the SES office.  Checks should be made payable to "SES Senior Blast."  Reservations can also be purchased at the senior party table at parent teacher conferences and will be available during select dates during lunches.  (Watch for dates!)
Can I use FeePay?
  • No.  The Senior All Night Party is not a district sanctioned event and must be paid for separately.
How can I get involved?
  • We are thrilled you want to be involved.  Visit the "Volunteer" page for more information.

Thank you!

Thank you for your donation!

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