8th Grade Calendar of Events:
Parent Volunteer: Tina Gavlak -
Promotion Requirement Letters - Given out on December 4. DUE December 7, 2018 (see below)
BOBA Fundraiser - Wednesdays, from December 12 - January 23, 2019 $5 each.
Spirit Wear - New order received March 19
See Mrs. Vredenburg in room 211 to purchase a sweatshirt or hoodie with students names on them.
Winter Formal Dance - Saturday, February 9; 6pm to 9pm - Oneonta Church Hall
Permission slips will be passed out at the end of January, parent signature required (see below): Letter is below
Parent & Student Meeting - Learn about SPHS and your transition to High School, begin planning your future...Now!
at SPHS Auditorium (Please see the letter that was emailed out by Principal Janet Anderson)
* Part I - January 23 at 7pm to around 8:30pm at the High School Auditorium
* Part II - February 20 at 7pm to around 8:30pm at the High School Auditorium
High School Counselors meet with 8th Graders (in their Science Classes) - to go over the High School classes, requirements and registration. - February 12 & 13, 2019 - it's important that students do not miss these days!
8th Grade Panoramic Picture - Tuesday, February 12, at 12:30 pm in the Quad - Dress Code (see below)
High School Counselors meet with 8th Graders - Students will meet 1:1 with a HS counselors to quickly review their 4 year plan, and then set up their classes for Freshman year - February 25, 2019
Promotion Speech Writing Contest - Thursday, May 16 - 2:50pm to 3:50pm
The Speech Writing Contest will be held in the library computer lab at 2:50pm on May 16. Students will have 45 minutes to write a rough draft of a speech. The top two rough drafts will be selected. The 8th grade English teachers will then work with those two students on revising and finalizing their speeches to present at Promotion ceremony.
Running for Freshman Class Officer for the High School - Election Day Informational Meeting - May 16, 2019
8th Grade Freshman Officers Election Day - May 28, 2019
8th Grade Presidential Awards - May 23, 2019 (for students only)
Auditions to Perform at Promotion - Date TBA
Meeting for High School Competitive Sports - Date TBA
Promotion Letter Details: TBA
Promotion Dance - Saturday, June 1, 2019
South Pasadena Masonic Lodge, 1126 Fair Oaks Avenue
6:00pm to 8:50pm
Permission Slips coming soon.
Lip Sync Contest - Audition Date - TBA
- Performance Date June 4, 2019 (morning)
8th Grade Presidential Awards - June 4, 2019 (for students only)
Promotion - Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm (gates will not open until 5pm)
8th Grade Breakfast or Luncheon & Yearbook signing - Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 8:30am onward
* Note: Mon. June 3, Tue. June 4 & Wed. June 5 are minimum days, school ends at 12:30pm
For more details or forms look below...
Was given to students on December 4, 2018 during Homeroom.
Due back with Parent/Guardian & Student signatures: December 7, 2018
PROMOTION REQUIREMENTS - Revised December 2018
Below are the requirements for participating in promotion activities for the 2018-19 school year. These expectations are effective as of quarter 2 of the 2018-19 school year (quarter 1 will not be factored into the below criteria). Students in danger of not promoting or students who have not met the below requirements will receive reminders at the beginning of quarter 3 and quarter 4. Students who do not meet the criteria must fill out an appeal request form and turn in by the announced date during the 4th quarter (appeals will be considered if there are extraordinary or extenuating circumstances).
- A student may not participate in promotion activities if he or she has more than four (4) "F" marks in the 8th grade during quarter marking periods, with no more than one (1) earned in the 4th quarter.
- A student may not participate in promotion activities if he or she has more than four (4) Unsatisfactory (U) ratings for Citizenship during quarter marking periods, with no more than one (1) earned in the 4th quarter.
- A student may not have more than one (1) suspension, either in-house or at home, as assigned by an administrator, with none in the 4th quarter; and no recorded behavior or attendance probation during Quarter 3 or 4.
CONGRATULATIONS to the design winners: Hanning Zhu (front side) & Lauren DuBria (back side).
New order received March 19,see Mrs. Vredenburg in room 211
Use form below for order - disregard due date. More forms in the office. Get them before they are gone again.
Tshirts - $15
Sweatshirts - $25
Learn about SPHS and your transition to High School, begin planning your future...Now!
2-part 8th Grade Parent/Student meeting held at the High School Auditorium
*1st mtg Wednesday January 23 @ 7pm
*2nd mtg Wednesday February 20 @ 7pm
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Hey there 8th graders! Can you believe that only a few short months stand between us and high school? Time flies! So let’s make these last few months at SPMS count!
The 8th graders have a long tradition here at SPMS to make the panoramic picture extra special by dressing fancy for the photo. All students need to dress in accordance with the school dress code.
8th grade boys:
Please wear a collared shirt with a tie and slacks, khakis, or dress pants.
No T-shirts or jeans.
8th grade girls:
Please wear a nice blouse or collared shirt with khakis, dress pants, or a skirt.
Dresses are another option.
No T-shirts or jeans.
So guys grab a tie and show some swagger. Girls, a pretty outfit is sure to make a statement. 8th graders, let’s all dress to impress and show the school that the class of 2019 has got real style!
Saturday, June 1, 2019
Mr. Luna from the High School presented information to students on TBA
The High School Sports page: SPHS Sports
8th Grade Promotion Day Details:
Tuesday, June 4, 2019
5:30pm to 7pm
More details to follow.