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8th Graders

8th Grade Information and Events

Promotion Requirement Letters

 

Spirit Wear

 

Winter Formal Dance  

 

Parent & Student Meeting

Learn about SPHS and your transition to High School. SPHS High School Principal will email information.

 

High School Counselors

High School Counselors meet with 8th Graders to go over the High School classes, requirements and registration. 

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.

 

8th Grade Panoramic Picture

The 8th graders have a long tradition 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.  No T-shirts or jeans.

            8th grade boys:

            Please wear a collared shirt with tie and slacks, khakis, or dress pants.

                       

            8th grade girls:

            Please wear a dress or a nice blouse/collared shirt with khakis, dress pants, or a skirt.

     

Meeting for High School Competitive Sports (forms below)

 

Promotion Speech Writing Contest

The Speech Writing Contest will be held in the library.  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

 

Informational Meeting & 8th Grade Freshman Officers Election Day  

 

Auditions to Perform at Promotion

 

Promotion Letter Details

 

Lip Sync Contest                    

 

8th Grade Presidential Awards 

 

Presidential Awards

Eligibility criteria, please click here

 

Promotion Dance

 

8th Grade Faculty Awards 

 

Promotion

 

8th Grade Breakfast or Luncheon & Yearbook signing

 

8th Grade Activities Club

Meets regularly with the 8th grade advisor to work on the 8th Grade spirit wear, dances and activities, fundraisers, donations and more. 

Advisor:  Mrs. Vredenburg, cvredenburg@spusd.net

 

8th Grade Washington DC Trip

1st Meeting, for 7th Graders and their families, will take place during Open House in the Library.  Advisor Katy Chen: kchen@spusd.net

 

Promotion Requirements

Below are the requirements for participating in promotion activities. These expectations are effective as of quarter 2 of the 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.
For 8th Grade Activities Club please click HERE.
 
*Dances
*8th Grade Spirit Wear
*Promotion
2019 - 2020
 
 
 
1st Meeting, for 7th Graders and their families, will take place during Open House on Wednesday, May 22 at 5:45pm to 6:15pm in the Library
Advisor:  K. Chen
kchen@spusd.net
 
Washington DC Trip -Spring Break