"We're going to try to get as many parents involved and as many students involved in the planning," he added. "We're going to hope it's a success and make it more successful over the years. We're pretty optimistic that if we do it right ... the kids will buy into it."
However, the committee putting together the after-prom party is not charging the junior class, so donations and fundraising are a must, as well as volunteers.
"It's going to take a lot of chaperones and a lot of people to look for donations to get the job done," said Gratto.
The committee will reconvene later this month, and will have a better idea of the amount of money needed to fund the party.
"We think we're trying to do something to help our kids have a good time, but be safe," Gratto said. "Our top priority of all this is that they're safe on prom night and any assistance parents can give us, we'd love to have."
For further information or to volunteer, call the high school at 298-8638.