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8th Grade

End of the Year Activities

8th Grade Students and Parents,

Our expectations are that students will continue to follow the district, school, and classroom policies throughout their entire 8th-grade year. The 8th-grade end of the year activities that we all look forward to will be here before we know it. As we prepare for our students to move into high school with life skills that will ensure their success we also need to remember our end of the year activities. We want all of our 8th graders to be able to fully participate in the end of year activities so that they may create wonderful memories at the culmination of their 8th-grade year. However, participation in these activities is also a privilege. We expect our 8th-grade students to continue to observe and follow the rules we have set forth for the entire school year. Students may be excluded from end of the year activities if they have ANY of the following offenses.

The following rules will be enforced for all 8th graders beginning on January 13, 2020.

Offenses that will result in the loss of a privilege:

  1. Five referrals to the office.

  2. Three days out of school suspensions.

  3. Five days at ATS.

  4. Five or more tardies to any class.

  5. Any overdue library books or fines. (For Promotion Ceremony)

  6. A grade point average below 2.0 for the 12-week progress report (For Promotion Ceremony)

***Community service is available for students to recover their privileges. Students must make an appointment with Administration for this opportunity. Exception being GPA.

Privileges will be lost in the following order:

1st:  8th Grade Dance (June 5th, 6:00-9:00 pm)

2nd: 8th Grade Beach Bash/Picnic (June 8th, 8:00-2:00pm)

3rd:  8th Grade Promotion Ceremony (June 11th, 10:20-11:25 am)

We want to thank you for all of your continued support encouraging our students to follow the school rules and be able to fully participate in and enjoy the 8th-grade end of the year activities we are all looking forward to.

Thank you,

Steve Bessant


I reviewed the above with my student and understand the requirements for my student to attend the 8th-grade end of the year activities. This must be returned to your History teacher by Friday, January 31st.

If you do not return this signed letter of agreement, you will not be eligible to participate in any of the activities.


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Good Afternoon Lincoln 8th Grade Parents,


As the end of the year comes to a very fast end, we want to make sure that you are aware of the final details regarding the last day of school and Promotion. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask. We appreciate your patience during this very busy time of year.


  • Promotion Details:

    • Image of Promotion setup is located below.

    • Image of Bell Schedule is located below.

    • There will be marked areas to line up to enter into the campus for the promotion ceremonies. The caution tape will be on both the California Street gate entry and Grandview gate entry (outside of school along the perimeter).  

    • Parents and Relatives to enter through the Grandview Gate and California St. parking lot gate for promotion. Gates to be opened at 10:20 am (both gates to be opened at the same time).

    • This is a BYOC (Bring Your Own Chair) event, there will not be any seating provided by the school for parents.

    • Parents with large balloons or objects that may block the view of other parents are asked to tie balloons to fence or move to another location.

    • Please make sure to set up in the parent section of the field. A perimeter will be setup to separate the students from the parents/relative section.

    • Handicapped Assistance at California St Gate (Please give office 24 hour notice if you need assistance.)


  • Sibling Pick Up:

    • If parents want to pick up other siblings before the promotion they can through the main office, but then parent must proceed to the California St gate area for entry.

    • Students who are being released to their parent will be given a slip to proceed down to the promotion area through the S-Building gate to meet up with their parents/or they can go with their parents

    • After promotion all students will be released.

graduation setup and schedule


Lincoln Families,


We are so proud of our 8th graders! On Thursday, June 11th we will have our 8th grade promotion. Here are all of the details to this very popular event.

  • Families and friends may arrive to the school early, however the gates to the field do not open until 10:20 am.
  • We will open the California St and Grand View gates at the same time at 10:20.
  • Promotion will begin promptly at 10:30 am.
  • We expect promotion to conclude at 11:25 am.
  • Please be aware this is a bring your own chair event. The only chairs provided will be for the participating students.
  • Please use courtesy when parking and finding your seat at the promotion ceremony for this is a very popular event and parking and space is limited.

Again, the gates will open at 10:20 with the promotion beginning at 10:30 am.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask. We look forward to sharing this wonderful experience with you.

Thank you!


Lincoln Familias,
Estamos muy orgullosos de nuestros estudiantes de octavo grado! El jueves 11 de junio tendremos nuestra promoción de octavo grado. Aquí están todos los detalles de este evento muy popular.

  • Familias y amigos pueden llegar temprano a la escuela, sin embargo las puertas del campo no abren hasta las 10:20 am.
  • La promoción comenzará puntualmente a las 10:30 am.
  • Esperamos que la promoción concluya a las 11:25 am.
  • Tenga en cuenta que esto es un traer su propio evento de silla. Las únicas sillas proporcionadas serán para los estudiantes participantes.
  • Por favor, utilice la cortesía al estacionar y encontrar su asiento en la ceremonia de la promoción para esto es un acontecimiento muy popular y el estacionamiento y el espacio es limitado.

Nuevamente, las puertas abrirán a las 10:20 con la promoción comenzando a las 10:30 am.

Si tiene alguna pregunta no dude en preguntar. Esperamos compartir esta maravillosa experiencia con usted.


Upcoming Events


  • June 5: 8th Grade Dance theme TBD 6:00-9:00 pm in the MPR 
  • June 8: 8th Grade Beach Picnic
  • June 10: Promotion Ceremony Practice
  • June 10: 8th Grade Award Assembly 6:30-8:00 pm in the MPR
  • June 11: Promotion Ceremony 10:30-11:25 am on the field

Dress Code for Dance and Promotion

Proper attire will also be a requirement to attend the ceremony. 

  • Undergarments are to be covered at all times. 
  • If a student is unsure of his/her attire for promotion they are encouraged to meet with an administrator prior to the day of promotion for clarification.