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8th Grade Corner


  • Friday, May 17 - Memory Photo Wall Photos are Due - All details are HERE - DEADLINE EXTENDED - Don’t miss out!
  • Tuesday, May 21 - 5:30 pm Promotion Informational Zoom with Principal Huynh
  • Monday, June 10 - 8:15 am - 9:00 am OR 3:15 pm - 4:00 pm - Promotion wristband pick-up 
    • Promotion envelopes containing wristbands (that will serve as your “tickets”), day of instructions, and a program will be available per family. Members of the promotion committee will be at the roundabout in front of school during these hours so you can “drive thru” to pick up! Parents will be required to sign for the envelopes.
    • If you cannot pick up the promotion envelope during these windows, please contact the MBMS front office to make other arrangements.
    • Each student will receive 1 student wristband and 4 wristbands for their guests. (Please be sure to keep these in a safe place and wear them to promotion on Wednesday as your entrance “ticket”.) There will not be extra wristbands available but families are free to give any extras they do not need with friends/fellow promoting families.
    • No one can enter the gates without a wristband. Please do not try to bring extra guests that do not have a wristband. They will not be allowed to enter the gates. All wristbands must be on the individuals’ wrists before entering the campus.
    • Each family will receive 1 program in this folder as a keepsake.  No paper programs will be handed out at promotion but there will be a QR code to access the digital program for reference or to print extra copies on your own.  
  • Tuesday, June 11 and Wednesday, June 12 - 8th graders will be practicing for promotion during school hours so please be sure your student is in attendance.
  • Wednesday June 12 - PROMOTION DAY!
  • 10:30 am - 8th graders ONLY will be released from school (all other grades will be following the minimum day schedule).
  • 4:00 pm - 8th graders return to school to line up for promotion.  
  • Keep in mind that you will need to go to the front gate for check-in. 
  • 4:00 pmONLY FRONT gates near the office open for parents and students to check in. Look for the signs for the student entrance, as well as the guest entrance. No other gates will be open for check in. 
  • Parking will be available on the basketball courts, in front of the school, and in the surrounding neighborhoods.
  • 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm - MPR is open to families to enjoy the Photo Memory Wall
  • 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm - Promotion Ceremony takes place outside in the quad (note that seating is first come, first served)
  • 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm - 8th Grade Dinner and Dance begins immediately following promotion for MBMS 8th grader students onlyWe ask families to take any  photos and exit campus quickly to allow the students to enjoy their dance.
  • Food, drink and entertainment will be provided for students only. Your student’s yellow wristband will serve as their “ticket” to enter the dance.
  • 8:00 pm - Please pick up your child at 8:00 pm.
  • Thursday June 13 - 8th Grade Breakfast - Student attendance required!
  • 8:45 am - 9:15 am - 8th graders will report to the MPR for a quick breakfast and receive their promotion certificate. 8th grade students will be released following the breakfast. All other students will be following the minimum day schedule. 




NO leis of any kind (flower, candy, money, etc) are permitted at promotion or at the dance. Last year there was a lei vendor outside of the school. This was not school sponsored and the promotion committee does not recommend purchasing a lei from them as they will not be allowed on campus.


Noise makers are not permitted. Student names are called out quickly and we want all families to have a chance to hear their child’s name announced.


Students are encouraged to “dress to impress” to commemorate this special day. We know that kids these days like to wear tennis shoes to events and this is acceptable. Due to hardwood flooring in the gym, heels are not allowed to be worn for the dance.




Costa spirit wear:

8th promotion will be here before we know it! A fun gift idea to consider giving to your soon-to-be Mustang is Costa spirit wear. 


Check out the ASB Webstore to see the selection of items available to purchase. The store is stocked with T-Shirts, Hoodies, PJ pants, and more. Ordering online is only available to current students, but you're welcome to schedule a visit to the store for personalized service and order pick-up. Store hours are 8:30am - 2:30pm by appointment only. 


Please contact Donna Bernstien-Cessor to arrange a time to visit.