January 31, 2020

Dear Parents;

  It’s hard to believe, but spring is quickly approaching, and that means your 8th grader will be graduating!  Official graduation information will be sent to you by the junior high office staff.  However, as 8th grade sponsor, it’s my job to make graduation EPIC, and I need your help!  To celebrate their graduation, we take our 8th graders on an annual field trip to Six Flags.  The dates for Six Flags & Graduation have yet to be determined by the board of education, and will be posted as soon as I have that information.  Further details will be posted as available and closer to the date of both events.

  If your student participated in the Fannie May fundraiser last fall, he/she is good to go for the Six Flags trip, which includes a charter bus, Six Flags Theme Park in Eureka MO, a picnic style all-you-can-eat buffet lunch at Six Flags, and the "OFFICIAL" class T-shirt (worn the day of the trip).  Some students opted to pay for the trip, and need to do that now.  Students who did not participate in the fall fundraiser need to bring a check for $85 made out to “Germantown Hills Middle School”.  If your child did not sell the minimum required (17 boxes), he/she must pay the balance of the cost of the trip. (Example: each box sold = $5 profit. If your child only sold 11 boxes, he/she raised $55 of the required $85, so would owe $30).  This check should be in an envelope clearly marked “8th Grade Class Trip” so it doesn't accidentally get put into your student's lunch account.  Some have already taken care of this - if you are not sure whether your child needs to pay, you may email wilmarth@ghills69.comAll payments must be turned in by Friday, March 6

   The other annual graduation celebration we look forward to is the “8th Grade Video” which is shown during the graduation ceremony. It’s a nice way to celebrate this milestone in your child’s life.  Please send the following items to school by Friday, March 6:

All photos should be marked on the back with the student’s name so that they can be returned.  If you know how to use a scanner, or already have photos stored digitally, you are encouraged to send them as attachments to an e-mail (ONE photo per e-mail, please!), or on a DVD, CD, or on a USB drive.  Photos taken on cell phones must be of a high resolution or they cannot be used. The finished video will be available for purchase in DVD format.  An order form will be posted on the district website on May 1, and must be returned, with payment, in order to have a copy reserved for you at graduation.

   I have enjoyed working with this group for the past six years!  It’s hard to believe how quickly those years have gone by.  Help me make your child’s graduation a memorable one by sending in the requested items by the above deadline dates. 

   Thank you,

   Jean Wilmarth, 8th Grade Sponsor