On Tuesday, May 21, at 10 a.m. Magnolia Junior High will again host its annual 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony. This event is more than just an occasion to award individual successes but an opportunity to recognize each one of our eighth grade students upon their completion of junior high school. In order to provide every student in the class the chance to be honored, the ceremony is held during the school day, and this year, it will take place at the new Magnolia Event Center.
Below are all the relevant details for students, parents, and guests either participating in or planning to attend the event:
Magnolia Event Center (MEC)
Address: 11659 FM 1488, Magnolia, TX 77354 (Click HERE for map)
The 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony will begin at 10 a.m.
Parent/Family/Guest seating will open at 9 a.m.
The ceremony is planned to conclude at 11:30 a.m.
Parking & Entrance
There are several large parking lots dedicated to the MEC, as shown below. If necessary, additional parking is available at Magnolia Parkway Elementary School, which is located on the west side of the same site and within walking distance of the MEC.
Those attending the ceremony will use the lobby doors of the MEC, as marked above. Once inside, MJH staff will be on hand to guide attendees to event seating.
On the day of the 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony, students will still come to school at the time they normally do and attend first period. From there, students will gradually be released to the small gym, where they will receive important instructions before loading an assigned bus.
All students will ride a bus to the MEC that coordinates to an assigned group. These groups have been arranged to allow for an orderly procession into the main hall at the start of the ceremony, which is why it is extremely important that all participants are at school on time and ride their bus to the event.
Students should NOT bring anything to school with them that day. Backpacks, bags, or anything that cannot fit in a student’s pocket should be left at home.
This is an important event and students are encouraged to dress in “Sunday’s Best” for the occasion. However, this is just a suggestion and not a requirement. Students are welcome to wear what they would normally for school as long as it conforms to the school’s standard dress code.
At 10 a.m., our program will begin and the eighth grade class will be led into the main hall to take their seats in an organized procession. The program itself will include the announcement of several superlative awards, a couple of speeches, and the recognition of each student and his or her accomplishments when crossing the stage.
The event is expected to take approximately an hour and 30 minutes.
Upon the ceremony’s conclusion, students will be led out of the hall by row and immediately board the buses to return to the school. Unfortunately, in order to ensure the safety and security of the over 500 children who will be participating, students will not be able to be released to their parents or guardians at the event center.
Parents and guardians will be able to sign-out and pick-up their children from MJH immediately upon the students’ return to campus. A special station to process these sign-outs will be set-up at the gym door entrance on the east side of the school, where our normal car-rider line takes place (see the graphic below).
It is important to note that, just like any other school day, parents, guardians, or others may only sign-out a student if they are listed as approved to do so in that student’s school records.
If you have any questions or concerns about any aspect of the Promotion Ceremony, please contact Claudia Leal at firstname.lastname@example.org.