8th Gr. Promotion and Activities

Promoting Class of 2018

Promotion will be on Thursday, June 7, 2018.

PTA Letter to Parents Requesting Donations, Feb. 9, 2018

To our 8th Grade Parents,

Wow, it is 2018 already! We are just a few short months away from our children moving on to the next chapter in their lives - “High School”. We, of course, would like to ...more

December 6, 2017 Letter

Dear Parents/Guardians:

Eighth grade activities are just around the corner.  We are looking forward to a celebration of the culmination of three years of hard work on the part of your children.  Hopefully, the information included in this letter will assist you in your planning. 

  • All 8th grade students will be photographed in the 2017-2018 8th grade panoramic picture on March 15. 
  • This year the Promotion Dance will take place in the Multi-Purpose Room on Friday, June 1, 2018, from 7 to 9:30 p.m.  In order to participate in this activity, students must have passing grades in all of their classes by Wednesday, May 30, 2018.

Please remember before you purchase clothes for the promotion dance, this event is NOT a formal affair and the middle school dress code applies. Long formals, halter/spaghetti straps/strapless dresses, dresses with low necklines, etc. are appropriate for formal high school dances. However, they are NOT permitted at the middle school promotion dance or promotion ceremony.  We want to ensure that all students dress appropriately for eighth grade promotion activities.

  • This year the eighth grade trip to Great America will take place on Monday, June 4, 2018.  In order to take part in this activity, students must have passing grades in all classes on their report card at the end of the second trimester, March 8, 2018. Students must continue to maintain passing grades during the third trimester to attend. If students choose not to participate, they will be given an alternate schedule for the day.
  • The promotion ceremony will take place on Thursday, June 7, 2018.  In order to participate in this activity, students must have passing grades in all of their classes for the third trimester. We encourage our eighth graders to see this event as one for which they “dress for success.” Jeans, flip flops, and hats are not appropriate for this event and are not permitted at the ceremony.  Note that it is possible for students not to have the grades for the Great America trip but still be able to participate in the other two promotion activities.
  • An eighth grade student may advance to high school with one failing grade on his or her report card at the end of the third trimester. However, the student may not take part in the promotion ceremony or dance.  According to District policy, a student with two or more failing grades at the end of the third trimester must attend and pass summer school classes before advancing to high school.  A student with three failing grades may be retained.  Final decisions regarding students’ advancement to high school will be made by the administration in August.

Panoramic Picture

March 12        Panoramic picture order forms will be distributed in Core class.

The school will receive a copy of the photo and will display it in the school library.  If you would like to purchase a copy for your student, the cost for the panoramic picture will be $22 and the framed panoramic picture will be $40. The Lifetouch photographer will be collecting the orders when the photograph is taken on March 15.

March 15        Panoramic picture will be taken in the afternoon. 

All 8th grade students will be included in the photograph. Students should be dressed appropriately as the district dress code will be enforced.

Week of February 26:  Additional information packets will be sent home with permission slips and further details.

Promotion Gown and Great America Trip Paperwork

March 19        Promotion ceremony gown sizes are due.
April 20
        Great America permission slip and field trip emergency form and
                       money are due.($72 for ticket and transportation or $44 for transportation
                       only for students with season passes).
                       The Great America trip is on Monday, June 4.

Promotion Dance and Ceremony Dates
June 1        Promotion Dance in the Multi-Purpose Room from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
June 7        Promotion Ceremony at 6:00 p.m. in the CMS Courtyard

In May, we will compile a list of students who are at-risk of failing the third trimester and in danger of not participating in both the Promotion Dance (6/1) and the CMS Promotion Ceremony (6/7).

We hope all of our 8th grade students will want to participate in the 8th grade events.  If there is anything preventing your student’s participation in any of the upcoming events, please feel free to contact Mrs. Avilla. We look forward to successful second and third trimesters for all of our eighth grade students



Pat Avilla                                                                   Brian Scharmann
Principal                                                                    Vice Principal


December 6, 2017 Letter

PTA Letter to 8th Grade Parents, Nov. 14, 2017

To Our Valued 8th Grade Parents,

We can’t believe that the planning for our children’s promotion dance is already in order. I am contacting you on behalf of the 8th Grade Promotion Committee. As you ...more

8th Grade Panoramic Picture 2018

The 8th grade panoramic picture will be taken on March 15 in the afternoon. Ordering information will be distributed to students closer to picture day. Orders and payment are due on March 15, 2018.