8th Grade Promotion


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8th Grade Promotion Drive-By Ceremony

May 27, 2021 - 6:00 p.m.

April 27, 2021

Dear 8th Grade Students and Families:

 The school year is quickly coming to a close and in a few short months you will be starting high school!  I am very excited to congratulate each of you during the promotion ceremony on Thursday, May 27th at 6:00 p.m.  Please read over the information below for the ceremony details. 

8th Grade Drive-By Promotion Ceremony 

We will celebrate the promotion of our 8th graders on Thursday, May 27th at 6:00 p.m. during a “drive-by” promotion ceremony.  

  • The 8th graders and their parents will gather at the south side of the high school at 5:45 p.m., where everyone will remain in their cars.  

  • Beginning at 6:00 p.m., the ceremony will begin with some opening remarks followed by the conferring of the diplomas.  

  • When directed, each car will then drive around to the front entrance of the school by the high school office.  A staff member will be present to direct the cars to the appropriate location.

  • The 8th grade student will be allowed to exit the car to pick up their promotion certificate and have their picture taken. 

  • Parents and family members will also be allowed to exit their cars to watch and take pictures.  

  • Formal pictures will be taken by a school employee and will be available for parents to download free of charge.

  • The name of each 8th grade student will be announced as they pose for their picture. 

  • Attire for the ceremony will be dress casual.  

  • Each student will then pick up an envelope containing award certificates and two copies of the ceremony program. In addition, each student will receive a gift bag of special gifts from the staff at Arcola Junior High. 

  • Junior High staff members will line the sidewalk and cheer for the students as they receive their promotion certificates.  

  • Each car will then continue along the path by the grade school playground and exit on Diamond Street. 

  • In case of inclement weather, the event will be held under a large tent.  

  • This event will be videotaped and aired on Facebook Live.

As always, please continue to be safe and practice social distancing!


Mrs. Sigrist