Project Graduation, a drug- and alcohol-free all night lock-in for seniors on the night of graduation, is celebrated all over the country. It started in 1979 when a community in Maine experienced 7 alcohol and drug related teen deaths during the commencement season of that year. In the wake of these tragedies, the community rallied together to offer the next year’s seniors a safe and alternative event. The party, which was called “Project Graduation”, was a huge success and became the model for the nation, helping to protect the lives of graduating seniors in all states.

The LBJ/LASA PTSA hosts Project Graduation on the night of graduation each year for all LBJ and LASA seniors .

The cost of having an amazing party at the East Communities YMCA and providing activities like swimming, gaming, a spa, fun photos, a comedy hypnotist, food, music and $3,000 in prizes, is about $20,000.

Funds come from a TX Dot grant for documenting the drug and alcohol awareness activities, $15-$20 tickets depending on when they buy them, and an online auction we hold every November.

Parent volunteers run the whole auction as well as the all-night party as well as obtain the grant.

Back to School Night is an evening at school where parents and guardians are encouraged to come to school, visit with teachers, and experience your child’s course schedule.

Most teachers start their school day as early as 7am. Back to School Night is a long day, finishing, usually past 8pm. As a way of showing our gratitude, the PTSA provides dinner for the teachers that night.

The PTSA hosts Jagnation tailgates at all home football games at Nelson Field.   Free hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, bananas and water are available 6-7pm in the Nelson Field parking lot before 7:30pm games and 6:30-7:30pm before 8pm games.  Folks can come at 5:30pm if they want to help.  

All Jags fans welcome – parents, students, faculty/staff, and friends!

The National PTA Reflections Art in Education program is active in our school. We host a competition with many categories surrounding the annual theme. We send winners to the council level.

The school staff is what makes our community so strong. As a way to appreciate them each year, the PTSA goes out of their way to recognize each group of staff during their special week:

  • Custodians
  • Bus Drivers
  • Teaching Assistants
  • Counselors
  • Faculty
  • and many more.

Field Day is a spring day dedicated to outdoor athleticism.

During Legislative years, the PTSA takes a stance on Capitol Hill on issues prioritized by the LBJ/LASA Community, Austin Independent School District, the Texas PTA, and the National PTA.

The PTSA also hosted socials for LBJ and LASA seniors going to the 2 colleges with the most enrollment from each school last year.