On May 22nd and May 23rd, we will practice for promotion. I will be encouraging students to think of the practice as their final middle school performance. It will be an opportunity for them to demonstrate their ability to present themselves as a group as well as to be recognized both as individuals and as a class. The students will be working together to set a tone for the ceremony where every student is recognized and celebrated.
A reminder that your 8th grader should be appropriately dressed with the boys wearing collared shirts and slacks and the girls wearing dresses that meet dress code standards.
Again, I look forward to the remainder of the semester and to seeing all of you on May 23rd. The promotion ceremony begins promptly at 6:30p.m. Students should arrive on campus by 6:10 p.m. in order to line up. Because we expect a large audience, remember to have your tickets ready to enter the MPR. Because we have limited seating capacity, we are recommending immediate family members only sit in the MPR and that those without a ticket are encouraged to sit in the library where they can see the ceremony through live streaming. Please be aware that our parking is limited and the Catalina Community Church parking lot is available for your use.
A reception will follow the promotion ceremony from 7:30 - 8:00 p.m and the promotion dance, for Orange Grove 8th grade students only will begin at 8:00 p.m. and end promptly at 10:00 p.m. We ask that you pick up your child at the bus bay only so we help all students exit from the same area.
Again, thank you for sharing your son or daughter with us during their middle school years.