Parents are invited to the 8th Grade Recognition on Monday, May 22nd, at 7:00 PM in the Sycamore High School Auditorium. All students are invited to attend, but this is an authentic recognition ceremony, and not all students will receive awards. It is not a graduation ceremony — students will not be recognized individually unless they have earned an award. The following recognitions will be awarded:
- Art Award
- Choir Award
- Scholastic Bowl
- Presidential Academic Achievement Award (Silver)
- Interact Club
- Band Award
- Teddy Roosevelt Award
- STEM Challenge Project
- Community Service Award
- Ethos Team Leadership Awards
- Presidential Academic Excellent Award (Gold)
- Math Award
- Orchestra Award
- Honor Roll Recognition
- American Legion Awards
- History Masters Award
- Eighth Grade Exceptional Award
- History Master Award
On Tuesday, May 23rd from 7:00 – 9:30 PM, we will be hosting an end of the year party just for 8th graders! It is planned by the students with the help of 8th grade teachers. This year’s theme is “Willy Wonka,” and the Commons will be transformed into a coffee house atmosphere with mood lighting, a dance floor, and custom decorations. There is a DJ for dancing, tables and chairs for socializing, lots of delicious food, a photo story of the 8th graders’ school year, and 7th grade parents to chaperone. It is a great evening to celebrate our 8th graders before they move on to high school.
To keep students motivated to do well at the end of 8th grade, as well as to provide for a safe, fun evening, there are requirements students must meet in order to attend. As well as being printed in our school handbook, students are reminded of these requirements at the beginning of fourth quarter.
To be eligible to attend the party, all eighth grade students must achieve the following between March 13 and May 15:
- Gain +8 points
- Earn no “out of school” suspensions
- Students who have earned “In School” suspension, even if a partial day, will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
- All bus conduct reports are subject to review and may result in a student being ineligible to attend the party.