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8th Graders

Upcoming 8th Grade Activities
8th Grade Electives
Incoming 7th & 8th Graders
Students will be receiving an email in the spring with a link to an electives google request form for next school year.  Please review the elective descriptions document below, which is important for students to read in order for them to know what is offered for their grade level. Please note each grade level could have different electives and/or different times of the year so please make sure you are looking at the electives description. Please keep in mind that all electives are not guaranteed and are based on class availability, special programming, and if scheduling permits. Due to the number of students each counselor has, we appreciate your understanding that counselors will address individual questions during a scheduled student meeting if the student selects the option to check in with their counselor on the google form.

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 




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:  Ms. Yeh,


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.