8th Grade Events Class of 2024 Events September 5 – Opening day of school September 7, 6:30pm – Back to School Night September 19 – Picture Day September 20 – 22 – Ropes Retreat at Camp Colman September 22-23 – WestFest November 20-22 – Conferences December 8 – First Trimester Report Cards December 14 – Christmas Program @ 6pm January 4 – All applications due to Catholic High Schools. January 26 – Three pictures of your child due to Mr. M / Mr. Secrest for Graduation Slideshow (one baby picture, one toddler picture, one recent picture). January 28 – February 2 – Catholic Schools Week March 14 (Tentative Date) – Olympia Field Trip March 22 – 2nd Trimester Report Cards April 1 – 5 Easter Break Tuesday, April 23 (Tentative Date) – Parent informational Happy Hour at Good Society. We will highlight the very busy and exciting final month-plus of events for 8th graders. Wednesday, May 1, 8:35am – May Celebration in honor of Mary in the church. The 8th graders will be performing the liturgical dance during a school Mass. May 3, Friday – Service Hours are due. Tuesday, May 7, 8:30am – Graduation Picture Day. Individual and class pictures. Students must dress up for pictures. Graduation dress code. May 8th – Kennedy Band Festival May, TBD – Science Field Trip to Lincoln Park. May 15th (Tentative Date), Wednesday – 8th grade M’s Game at T-Mobile Park May 17, Friday – Talent Show in Lanigan Gym May 21 (Tentative Date) – 8th Grade Spring Retreat, Camp Don Bosco May 24, Friday – Field Day. 8th grade will participate. Noon dismissal. May 28 – June 4 – FINALS WEEK June 2, Sunday, 3pm – 8th Grade Baccalaureate Mass for graduates and parents. Dinner and Award Ceremony follow Mass in the gym for graduates and parents only. June 5, Wednesday – Fun Day at Alki. Leave school at 9. Hang out at the beach. Parents are welcome to attend. Graduation Day, June 6, Thursday ▪ 8:30am – Graduation rehearsal, clean up and turn in books. 8th grade students are dismissed early, usually about 10:30 unless the rooms aren’t clean. ▪ 7:00pm – Graduation at Holy Rosary Church; Please arrive at 6:30pm. ▪ 8:15pm – Reception in Lanigan Gym for graduates, parents, and guests (planned and served by 6th grade parents) ▪ 9:00 – 11:00pm – Graduation Dance/Party for graduates only in Lanigan (6th Grade parents provide chaperones and refreshments). ▪ 11:00 – 11:30pm – Clean up ▪ Parents pick up graduates at Holy Rosary (Please no limousines. Thanks for your cooperation.) If parties are being planned, please consider all-inclusive invitations. *Students pick up report cards and final projects on Thursday, June 8th, at school. If report cards aren’t picked up, they will be mailed with diplomas the following week.