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Arcade Promotion Information
8th-grade Promotion Information
We will be celebrating our 8th graders on Tuesday, June 7th at 9:30 A.M. at Arcade's Promotion Ceremony!
Unfortunately, our school campus can not accommodate such a large event, so we will be holding our Promotion Ceremony nearby at Arcade Community Church, located at 3927 Marconi Avenue. I'd like to assure families that this is a multi-use facility that is used for a variety of events within our community, and our Promotion Ceremony will not be religious in nature.
Eighth-grade students will not attend school at Arcade on Tuesday, June 7th, but will instead report directly to the gymnasium at the Arcade Community Church at 8:45 A.M. The doors to the event will also be open to families at 8:45 A.M. Students will report to the gymnasium to prepare for the procession, which takes place at the beginning of the promotion ceremony, while families will be able to find their seats. Students who arrive late will still be able to participate in the promotion ceremony, but they may have missed the procession, depending on their arrival time, so please ensure that students arrive promptly at 8:45 A.M.
Each 8th-grader can bring up to four guests. We will not be handing out tickets for this event, so please make sure that you are only bringing four guests, so that all students' families can be accommodated. Balloons will not be allowed into the auditorium, as they may block others' views of the ceremony, so please opt for other gifts to recognize your 8th grader.
Please remember that this is a promotion ceremony, not a graduation. All students will be recognized for their accomplishments by name and will stand to be recognized, but students will not "walk the stage," as that special moment is reserved for high school graduations.
We are very excited to be able to return to a full, in-person ceremony this year. Please stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks.