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8th Graders

8th Grade Calendar of Events is still being worked on:
The 8th Grade Activities Club will begin to meet in November to plan the years activities.
Promotion Requirement Letters - Given out on December 4.  DUE December 7, 2018 (see below)
BOBA Fundraiser - Wednesday, December 12 - $5 each.
Spirit Wear - Last Day to receive orders - December 19, 2018 (see below)
Winter Formal Dance - Date TBA
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 in the Auditorium
     * Part II - February 20 at 7pm in the Auditorium
8th Grade Panoramic Picture - Date TBA, 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.
Speach Writing Contest - 
The Speech Writing Contest will be held in the library computer lab at 2:50pm on TBA 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.
Lip Sync Contest - TBA
Running for Freshman Class Officer for the High School - Informational Meeting - TBA
Auditions to Perform at Promotion - Date TBA
Meeting for SPHS Competitive Sports -       Date TBA
Promotion Dance - Date TBA
Promotion - Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm (gates will not open until 5pm)
8th Grade Luncheon & Yearbook signing - Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 8:30am onward




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).


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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).
Order forms going out on Dec. 11 during Homeroom.   DUE by December 19.
8th Grade Promotion Day Details:
Tuesday, June 4, 2019
5:30pm to 7pm
More details to follow.








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 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 2019 has got real style!


Mr. Luna from the High School presented information to students on TBA
The High School Sports page:  SPHS Sports
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, beginning TBA
Parent Meeting will take place:  TBA
DC Trip is during Spring Break