Middle schools share Eighth Grade Promotion information

eighth grade promotion 2022

Dear Eighth Grade Families,

It is hard to believe that we are coming up to the final four weeks of the school year! I wanted to provide some additional information regarding our 2022 promotion. 

The Eighth Grade Promotion Ceremony will take place on the following schedule:

  • O'Neill Promotion Ceremony: Tuesday, June 7 at 5 p.m. at Downers Grove North, Purple Gym
    • Doors open at 4:15 p.m.
  • Herrick Promotion Ceremony: Tuesday, June 7 at 7 p.m. at Downers Grove North, Purple Gym
    • Doors open at 6:30 p.m. (please allow time for O'Neill famillies to exit)

Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis in the bleachers on both the main floor and in the balcony. The gym will have seating for six people per family, so we will not utilize a ticket system.  A limited amount of seating will be available on the floor for those who may have difficulty sitting in the bleachers. Families should park in the East Parking Lot off of Main Street. 

Certificates of promotion and special awards will be presented, sponsored by the American Legion and the school staff. The District will also be live streaming the ceremony and it can be viewed by visiting the District's YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/DownersGrove58.

Students do not wear caps and gowns for the promotion ceremony. Appropriate dress for promotion includes slacks and shirt (ties or jackets are optional), dresses or skirts and blouses. Formal wear is not appropriate for this activity. We trust parents' good judgment in helping students decide what to wear. Students are encouraged to dress up as this is a ceremony to celebrate their achievement. 

A professional photographer from GradImages will take a picture of each eighth grader at the moment of receiving the promotion certificate. Free color proofs of these photos will be e-mailed to families within a week after promotion. Enlargements will be available at a reasonable price, directly from GradImages.

On Wednesday, June 8, only seventh grade students will attend school with dismissal at 11:45 a.m. Our school buses will run their regular routes at dismissal time.

Thank you and we look forward to celebrating our eighth graders!