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8th Graders

2017 - 2018  8th Grade Events Calendar:
8th Grade 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 12:30pm in the Quad - Dress Code
8th Grade Promotion Dance - Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 6pm - 9pm at Oneonta Church - Dress Code and Permission Slip


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 -



8th GRADE PANORAMIC PICTURE – 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!



Promotion:  Monday, June 4, 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, 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.
South Pasadena High School Freshman Power Point Presentation:
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).