8th Grade Activities

This is the final year of Middle School for 8th graders! The transition to High School is almost as exciting for families as it is for the students. So students can have the best 8th grade year possible and celebrate their moving on from middle schools, family involvement is key!

In order to have a successful year, parents can help! 
8th grade families are in charge of raising funds for the Graduation Reception and Celebration Boat Cruise, in addition to a class gift to the school. Also, traditionally, 8th grade families raise money for the Cyndi Dailey-Smith & Howard B. Smith Scholarship Fund, which was created to ensure that all students are able to participate together in all field trips, including the end-of-the-year 3-day trip to New York City.

Every year a committee is formed to organize all of these fun events. Please let us know if you are interested in chairing (we really need someone to lead!) or being part of the 8th Grade Activities Committee or if you would like to volunteer for specific tasks. The Committee will make sure families know what is going on by sending emails and reminders.

Class of 2020 – What to expect


The Committee is responsible to organize the many special activities for the 8th grade students throughout the year, and some of the more important ones are:

September 11Bake SaleFirst fundraiser of the year, during Back to School Picnic
September 27Carwash and Bake SaleFundraising activities
November 21
Grade 8 Turkey Bowl (9am-11am)A spirit-filled flag-football game between clusters E and F. Parents invited. 
December 21
Grade 8 Ballroom Dancing(2pm-3pm)Students perform ballroom dancing, which they learned in their Physical Education classes. Parents invited
February/ MarchIntroduction to Newton North and registrationClassroom teachers will discuss courses, visit from Newton North faculty, choice of electives, etc.
May/June8th Grade 3-day tripStudents go to NYC for 3 days
JuneStep up dayStudents visit Newton North to meet some teachers, hear from administrators, and learn about clubs, sports, and other opportunities in the high school
JuneGraduation Ceremony (9am-12am)Morning before the last day of school
JuneGrade 8 Evening Party (7pm-10pm)Same day as the Graduation Ceremony. Boston Boat Cruise.