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Jefferson Middle School

3001 Allis St.
Springfield, IL 62703

JMS 8th Grade Moving Up Ceremony

April 26, 2012

Click on the image above to view the Moving Up letter to parents.

Dear Parents and Guardians,

JMS is pleased to announce that we will be hosting an 8th grade “Moving Up” ceremony this May. It is not a graduation, but an informal rite of passage ceremony for students who are passing the 8th grade. We are tentatively expecting to have a procession and issue certificates on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 from 8:15 until 9:30 am. Each family will receive two tickets; these tickets will be available for parents to pick up at the school beginning May 10th. Please be advised that students failing two or more classes the day before the ceremony will be ineligible to participate, and attendance at school will still be required. Passing classes is a critical factor in being prepared to be successful in high school. As you know, high school students earn credits and are
not moved up for failing grades. Please mark your calendar and plan on attending to watch your child walk across JMS’ stage and receive their earned “Moving Up” certificate! If your child is struggling academically and you want to ensure his or her participation in the moving up
ceremony, please contact the guidance office to sign your child up for
tutoring, schedule a conference with your child’s teachers, and/or receive
access to the district intranet to assist you in monitoring your child’s
grades daily.


Alicia Miller
Guidance Dean

Working Together to Achieve Outstanding Results
Jefferson Middle School * 3001 Allis * Springfield, Illinois