ARCOLA JR./SR. HIGH SCHOOL
Riding Innovation Into The Future
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!