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.
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 11||Bake Sale||First fundraiser of the year, during Back to School Picnic|
|September 27||Carwash and Bake Sale||Fundraising 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/ March||Introduction to Newton North and registration||Classroom teachers will discuss courses, visit from Newton North faculty, choice of electives, etc.|
|May/June||8th Grade 3-day trip||Students go to NYC for 3 days|
|June||Step up day||Students visit Newton North to meet some teachers, hear from administrators, and learn about clubs, sports, and other opportunities in the high school|
|June||Graduation Ceremony (9am-12am)||Morning before the last day of school|
|June||Grade 8 Evening Party (7pm-10pm)||Same day as the Graduation Ceremony. Boston Boat Cruise.|