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Eight Grade Promotion Information

Date:  May 30, 2019      Time:  7:00 p.m.


  • Doors to the Gym will open at 5:00pm
  • If you are having individual pictures taken by Ed Clarke, they will begin at 5:45pm in the high school gym.
  • If you are not having individual pictures taken, be in the cafeteria at 6:15 p.m. 
  • Bring your robe on a hanger and dress in the high school gym.  Boys must have a shirt with a collar, tie, and dress shoes are encouraged.  Slacks may be dress pants or khakis.  Denim Blue Jeans are not acceptable slacks.  Girls should wear dresses (or a nice blouse & dress slacks) and dress shoes.  Sandals should have heel straps.  NO FLIP FLOPS and NO BARE FEET. 
  • Your class picture will be taken at 6:30 p.m. in the high school gym.  Line-up for the processional will be at 6:50 p.m. in the cafeteria.  No Gum.


  • 7:00 p.m.  Enter the gym – meet partner under west basket. 
  • Walk down center court – stay together as you walk up stairs to stage – split to assigned chair & stay standing. 
  • Mr. Kratochvil will come forward & ask you to be seated.
  • WELCOME . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Mr. Alexander)
  • Special Recognition:  Stand in place when Mr. Kratochvil announces your name. 
  • American History Award (DAR) – (Mr. Kratochvil) . . . Step forward to receive award.
  • American Legion – (Mr. Sheedy)  . . . . Step forward to receive award.
  • Presentation of Class (Mr. Alexander) . . . . . . . . . .  the class will stand.
  • Awarding of Promotion Certificates (Mr. Ward & Mr. Kratochvil). When receiving an award; accept your certificate with your left hand and cross right to shake the presenter’s hand, pause & smile to give the photographer time to take a good picture.
  • Mr. Kratochvil will ask the class to rise, closing comments will be made & the recessional music will begin.
  • Walk down aisle w/ partner to the door nearest the boy’s locker room; continue to cafeteria to form a receiving line wrapping around the inside of the cafeteria.  Stay in receiving line until crowd thins.



  • Practice will be Thursday morning, May 30 at 9:30 a.m.
  • All fees including gown, promotion photos and other student fees, such as library books, damage to books, lunch charges, return of athletic uniforms, etc. need to be paid &/or returned.
  • You must remain in the receiving line in the cafeteria until the crowd is done.
  • Enjoy summer vacation!
  • Congratulations!  You have earned the right to the next step in your life…high school!

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