The 8th Grade Dance Committee is busy planning a wonderful celebration for our departing Raiders as they celebrate the end of middle school. Parents- we need your help! Please click this SignUpGenius to see how you can. Here’s the dance parent information sheet, and here’s the dance permission slip. If you didn’t get, or lost, your Dance Invitation, don’t worry! Just print both of those forms out, fill them out, and then return them to the library. Monetary donations for the dance admission are still being accepted in the library, as well.
If you are a rising 6th, 7th, or 8th grader and are interested in becoming a Raider Cheerleader, please email Mrs. Briggs at firstname.lastname@example.org for all tryout information. Tryouts will be held May 30th – June 1st from 3:30 – 5 pm.
The schedule for final exams (for high school credit courses) is below:
Tuesday, May 30 – 1st & 3rd period Final Exams
Wednesday, May 31 – 5th & 7th period Final Exams
Tuesday, June 1 – 2nd & 4th period Final Exams
Friday, June 2 – 6th & 8th period Final Exams
The final exam schedule is only for students with high school credit courses in the class periods shown. See grade exchange information below:
Mrs. Chandler’s 6th period class won 2nd place in the national Lead2Feed Service Learning competition. On behalf of the class, Lead2Feed will donate $10,000 to AARF!
Over 100 Science and Design students presented their independent research projects at the Virginia Junior Academy of Science fair at VCU this May! Congratulations to these students and their dedicated teachers!
Check below for high school events designed for rising 9th grade students and their parents. Information will be placed here as it is received; however, always check with your high school directly for the most up-to-date information:
Deep Run High School Counseling Department
Freshman Parent 101
Thursday, April 27, 2017 promptly at 6:00 pm
Deep Run auditorium
Download details here.
J.R. Tucker High School Counseling Department
True Tiger Tips Information Night
Wednesday, May 10th, 2017
6 pm – 7 pm
Download details here.
Freeman High 101
Welcome Freeman Class of 2021 Students & Parents
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Download details here.
If your student is currently enrolled in a high school credit course, (see list below), you have the option of removing the class and grade from his/her transcript. If your child is not doing well in the class, has D or F average and/or plans to repeat the class next school year, you may want to consider removing the class/grade from his/her transcript.
High school classes taken in the middle school setting do not count towards a student’s GPA; however, they are part of a student’s transcript and colleges view the courses & grades. The Standards of Accreditation state: “For any high school credit-bearing course taken in middle school, parents may request that grades be omitted from the student’s transcript and the student will not earn high school credit for the course.” (More details below)
It’s hard to believe the end of the year is so close. Your 8th graders will soon be high school students! We have a number of exciting year-end activities planned for your children:
- A field trip to the Diamond for Education Day, a chance to see the Richmond Flying Squirrels.
- Our 8th Grade Dance on June 2nd, which is always a wonderful time for the students.
- The 8th grade awards ceremony will be held on Friday, June 9th here at Moody.
- Our Fourth Annual Game On! Field Day will happen on Thursday, June 15th, giving them a final send off for the summer.
We hope your students are as excited as we are for all these wonderful opportunities!
As we are looking forward to seeing all of our 8th graders at these upcoming events, we want to be sure students are aware that these opportunities are privileges. Beginning April 1st, students receiving a referral (minor or major) through May 31st will not be permitted to attend the 8th grade dance. On the day of the dance, Friday, June 2nd, students are required to be in attendance at school in order to attend the evening’s festivities. In addition, students receiving a referral April 1st and later will also not be able to attend the Awards Ceremony or the Field Day. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this policy please contact Mr. Tim Lewis, 8th grade administrator (email@example.com).
Thank you for all of your support this year!
Tim Lewis Jacquelyn Calder
8th Grade Administrator 8th Grade Team Leader