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8th Graders

8th Grade Events Calendar:
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 24, 2018 at 7:00pm
     * Part II - February 21, 2018 at 7:00pm
8th Grade Panoramic Picture - Tuesday, February 13, 2018, at 12:30 pm in the Quad - Dress Code
PICTURES ARE IN.  You are your students can pick them up in the office.  We will not be delivering them to the classrooms.  Please pick-up ASAP (this is also in the Morning Daily Announcements.
Promotion Requirement Letters - mailed out in February due March, with signatures from Parent/Guardian & Student
Winter Formal Dance - Saturday, February 24, 2018, at 6 pm - 9 pm at Oneonta Church - Dress Code and Permission Slip
Spirit Wear - Last Day to receive orders - Tuesday, April 24.
Speach Writing Contest - 
The Speech Writing Contest will be held in the library computer lab at 2:50pm on Thursday, May 17th 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.
WINNERS:  Quin Manzo & Nicholas Phillipson
Lip Sync Contest - 
       Information Mtg - Mon. May 15 at Lunch in room 203, Information and contracts will be passed out.  Audition date will be given.
       Contracts are DUE - Fri. May 18 room 203
Running for Freshman Class Officer for the High School - 
      You must attend an informational meeting on Fri. May 18 at lunch in Room 216.  Arrive on time and bring your lunch.
       Officer Candidate speeches on 5/29/18 during Homeroom.
Congratulations to the Freshman Class Officers
President - Carolina Garavito
Vice President - Mai Koyama
Secretary - Isabella Alfonso
Treasurer - Alexander Khan
Auditions to Perform at Promotion - 
      Groups and Individuals can Sign-up in the Band room by Wed. May 23. 
      Auditions will be held in the Band room after school from 3:00pm to 4:00pm on Fri. May 25.
Meeting for SPHS Competitive Sports - 
       Informational meeting on Thu. May 24 immediately after school in the SPMS Cafeteria.  The meeting will cover information regarding summer practices, tryouts, and other requirements.  Come and speak with current coaches and high school athletes.   Go Tigers! (see details below)
Promotion Dance - Saturday, June 2, 2018 at the High School Cafeteria from 6pm to 9pm  (details below)
Promotion - Monday, June 4 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm (gates will not open until 5pm, details below)
8th Grade Luncheon & Yearbook signing - Tuesday, June 5 at 8:30am onward




Mailed out: January 31, 2018

Due back with Parent/Guardian & Student signatures: March 2018  





In order to participate in the promotion ceremony and other activities, including, but not limited to, 8th grade dances, promotion practice, the 8th grade breakfast/lunch, and any last day activities provided for 8th graders:


  1. A student must meet appropriate curriculum content standards and be recommended for promotion to 9th grade at the completion of 8th grade, or they will not participate in promotion exercises.
  2. A student may not participate in promotion activities if he or she has more than four (4) "F" marks in the 8th grade, with no more than one (1) earned in the 4th quarter.
  3. A student may not participate in promotion activities if he or she has more than four (4) Unsatisfactory (U) ratings for Citizenship, with no more than one (1) earned in the 4th quarter.
  4. In order to participate in promotion activities, 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.
  5. Any student who has been placed on a SART (Student Attendance Review Team) contract, who then breaks that contract, may not participate in promotion activities. 
8th Grade Promotion Day Details:
Monday, June 4, 2018
5:30pm to 7pm
Please click below for all details:
   8th Grade Promotion Party
   "Glow in the Dark"   
   Saturday, June 2, 2018
   6pm to 9pm
   South Pasadena High School - Cafeteria
   Click below for more information and permission slip. 
   This was given to all 8th Grade students in their homeroom class on 5/16/18





TUE. FEB. 13, 2018 at 12:30pm




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!
Tuesday, February 13 is the 8th grade Panoramic Picture. 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 blouse or cute dress is sure to make a statement.  8th graders, let’s all dress to impress and show the school that the class of 2018 has got real style!




Dear Families of SPMS Eighth Graders:

Attached, you will find your special invitation to Eighth Grade Night, Parts I and II, to be held on January 24th and 

February 21st at South Pasadena High School.  These are very important nights for parents/guardians and eighth

graders to come find out about their high school years, our programs and opportunities, and to get ready to dream

big about what the future holds.

There is also a "fridge-friendly" reminder attached for you to post so you'll remember to add these essential events

into your calendars

I very much look forward to greeting all of you on January 24, 2018, in our auditorium.  There will be a campus tour,

as well, so please dress comfortably for a bit of walking.

Have a wonderful holiday break!



Janet Anderson

SPHS Principal


File attachments:
8th grade night letter.pdf
Payment & Permission Slips
  • Payment with permission slip is required by Fri. Feb. 23.  Cash or Check payable to SPMS.
         * Dance tickets are sold in the quad during lunch.
  • Semi Formal Attire.
  • Extra Copies can be found in the front office.
Donations can be dropped off in the office.
Volunteers needed:  Contact Katie Clark -
South Pasadena High School Freshman Power Point Presentation:
Mr. Luna from the High School presented information to students on May 24, 2018 at 3:00pm.
The High School Sports page:  SPHS Sports
The handouts that were given: 
For 8th Grade Activities Club please click HERE.
*8th Grade Spirit Wear
Advisor:  K. Chen
8th Grade Washington DC Trip Students Meetings are every Wed. at 11:55 am in Ms. Chen's Room 212.
Last Parent Info Meeting, before the trip is Wed. Mar. 21,  6pm in Rm 215 (student building, 2nd floor, facing Oak St.).
DC Trip is during Spring Break:
Students will leave Sat., March 31 (early morning) and return Thurs., April 5 (early morning).