8th Grade End-of-Year Activities

Thu, 05/18/2023 - 8:00am

Dear Families of 8th Grade Students,

On Monday, your eighth grader received an information packet detailing the End-of-Year Activities for the eighth-grade students. A pdf version of the packet has been attached to this announcement, and a link has been placed on the GMS website in case your eighth grader’s packet does not make it home. 

Mark Your Calendars

Please note the following dates for the End of the Year activities on your calendars: 

June 6, 2023        High School Visit at Glenelg (9:00 - 11:00)**

June 9, 2023        8th Grade Picnic – Piney Run Park (9:00 - 2:00)**

June 13, 2023,    Celebration Ceremony (9:30 – 11:00)

            Parent Photo Op and Glenelg Spirit Wear Sale (11:00 - 11:30)

            Luncheon (11:30 – 12:30)**

            Wing-Fling - Memory Book Signing (12:30 - 1:00)**

            8th Celebration Social (1:00 - 2:30)**

To Do

  • Return the signed High School Visit Permission form by 5/24.

  • Return the signed Picnic Permission form by 5/31.

  • Return the Extended Day Celebration form by 5/31.

  • Please make the $25.00 activity fee payment by 5/31.  Financial support is available if needed, please notify Mrs. Shindel at mshindel@hcpss.org.  

  • Click here for a copy of the forms listed above  

Picnic Chaperone Information

In order for the picnic to be a success, we need parent chaperones. In addition to chaperones, we also have many donation opportunities for people who are unable to chaperone. We hope one of these options meets your ability to support our event. Remember, if you chaperone, you will get a front-row seat to all the fun!

Picnic Sign-Up Genius Link

Eighth Grade Celebration

The ceremony will take place at Glenwood Middle School. Two tickets per family will be sent home for admission during the first week of June. Since space is limited, we request that additional tickets are for immediate family members only. Requests for additional tickets will be apportioned as space is available. Please bring your tickets to the event.

Additional Ticket Request Link

8th Grade Luncheon and Social

The luncheon and social are part of an extended day event. Following the ceremony on the 13th, students are invited to stay for a catered lunch and a social filled with fun activities. Students must have permission forms signed to stay, with an indicator of parent pick-up or Community Center/Library destination following the events. For this event to be successful, we will need some parent volunteers. 

Social Celebration Sign-Up Link

Behavior Expectations

With approximately 173 students in the eighth-grade class, it is critical that students are on their best behavior when participating in these activities. Please review our letter on student behavior expectations. If you have any questions regarding behavior expectations, please contact Mrs. Shindel. 

If you have any questions or concerns related to the activities, please contact Mrs. Viens at kristine_viens@hcpss.org


The Eighth Grade Team