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8th Grade End of Year Information
8th Grade Bobcat Parents and Families, The end of the 2023-2024 school year is here, and for our 8th grade Bobcats, that means the anticipation of culminating middle school events such as the 8th grade field trip to Busch Gardens, the 8th Grade Bobcat Bash, and the 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony! These are all momentous occasions, and I am excited to celebrate with our Bobcats! 8th Grade Bobcat Bash: Wednesday, May 22nd In the morning of Wednesday, May 22nd, 8th graders will have promotion ceremony practice. Following rehearsal, 8th graders will receive their three guest tickets to the promotion ceremony and then enjoy an 8th Grade Bobcat Bash, including a cook-out lunch and activities such as cornhole, bounceables, yearbook signing, music, and t-shirt tie-dying! The cookout lunch form was due by Friday, May 17th for your student to enjoy a hamburger/cheeseburger, hotdog, and bag of chips. Students will also have the option to pack their lunch and/or choose a lunch from the cafeteria. If you would like for your child to participate in the cookout, but you have not returned the form, please send the form in right away! To participate in the bounceables (Bounceable Race, Bounceable Jousting Ring, and Obstacle Course), students must submit a signed permission form, which was due by Friday, May 17th. If you have not sent in the signed form, please do so right away. Without a signed permission form, your child will not be able to participate in the bounceables! We are looking forward to a day of fun with our 8th grade Bobcats! 8th Grade Field Trip to Busch Gardens: Tuesday, May 21, 2024 We are also looking forward to taking our 8th grade students to Busch Gardens on Tuesday, May 21, 2024! For students who are registered: -Students and chaperones will need to be at LCMS before 8:30 a.m. Students may ride their regular bus to school. -Students will be returning to LCMS at 7:30 p.m. Please make sure transportation for your child is at LCMS by 7:30 p.m. -Students will need to bring snacks for the bus and a bagged lunch unless they request a bagged lunch through the LCMS cafeteria. -Students will need to dress appropriately for the trip (sneakers, comfortable clothing, sunscreen (if applicable). -For this trip to be a success, students must be on their best behavior and meet all school expectations. -Students may bring a small bag to carry; however, all bags will be searched by security upon entering the park. -Students may bring cameras and cell phones, but please be advised that any cell phones or cameras lost will be the responsibility of the student. 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony: Thursday, May 23rd Date: Thursday, May 23rd at 8:30 a.m. at Louisa County High School (Gymnasium) The ceremony will start at 8:30 a.m., and students must report to LCMS on time (by 7:55 a.m.) to participate. -Students should arrive wearing semi-formal attire: -Boys -- pants (no jeans/shorts), dress shirt/collared shirt, tie/bowtie (optional) -Girls -- dress/pants (no jeans/shorts), blouse/collared shirt -No flip flops, hats, hoods, or sunglasses -Each student is permitted three guests into the ceremony. All individuals attending the ceremony will need to have a ticket. Tickets will be given to students after rehearsal on May 22nd. -Guests arriving at LCHS will need to enter through door 34, located on the right-hand, lower level of the school. (This is also the entrance to athletic events within the gymnasium.) -Parents/Guardians and guests will park in the lower student parking lot. -Weapons detectors will be in use and we will be following our Clear Bag Policy. You can find specific details about this policy on our LCHS website ( under the “Parents” tab. -Each student will be awarded a certificate by a member of the LCMS administrative team and have their picture taken crossing the stage. -Following the ceremony, parents/guardians and other attendees will be invited into the LCHS cafeteria for a reception. This is an exciting time for our 8th grade Bobcats! I am excited for students to enjoy these end-of-year activities. If you have any questions, please call our LCMS office at (540) 894-5457. Amanda Harper Principal Louisa County Middle School...
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