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8th Grade End of the Year Information

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Dear Greene Eighth-Grade Parent/Guardian.

As we enter the fourth grading quarter, we are planning for eighth-grade end-of-year activities.  Eighth Grade students will have the opportunity to participate in the Eighth Grade End of Year Field Trip to Great America on Friday, May 26th, commemorate the middle school accomplishments at the Eighth Grade Promotion Ceremony on Wednesday, May 31st, then join their peers to celebrate the end of their middle school experience at the Promotion Party following the Promotion Ceremony on May 31st.  


  • Permission slips and fees are due by 11:59 pm on Friday, April 21st through ParentSquare (see permission form and fee form below).  NO LATE SIGN-UPS ARE ACCEPTED.

  • The cost of the trip is

    • $60 for transportation and admission or

    • $20 for transportation only (Student has a 2023 season pass to be used on May 26th)

    • Scholarships are available upon request, please contact your child's counselor, Ms. Curry ( or Ms. Payne (, at Greene.

  • Busses will leave Greene at approximately 8:45 a.m. on May 26th and return to school at approximately 5:00 p.m.  As part of the school trip, students are required to take school transportation to and from Great America.

  • No refunds will be given after April 28th.

  • Students should only bring enough cash to purchase extra food for the day. Students cannot bring food, drinks, electronics or backpacks, (though a beach bag or drawstring bag is allowed).  As this is a school activity, school expectations for behavior apply, as outlined in the Greene Student Handbook.

  • As a group outing, students must remain inside Great America Amusement Park with the school group during the school trip. Students MUST not leave the park during our trip.



(as referenced on page xi in our Binder Reminder under Conduct and Discipline)

  • Students will not be able to go on the Great America trip if:

    • (1) a student has outstanding fees for library items and/or student Chromebooks (all Chromebooks will be collected on May 22nd and May 23rd through 8th Grade Science classes),

    • (2) a student is on the non-participation list due to behavior referral(s) or suspension(s) after March 31st or

    • (3) a student has accumulated 15 or more tardies after March 31st (as the policy in our Binder Reminder states on page xiii, under Tardies and Absences).  **If a student loses the privilege of attending this field trip due to tardies or behavior reasons, any submitted funds will be NOT be refunded.



  • SAVE THE DATE: Wednesday, May 31st 

  • The ceremony is from 5:30-7:15 pm (students must arrive by 4:30 pm for line up and preparation)

  • The ceremony will be held in Hugh Center Court.  Seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Reserved disabled seating will be marked.



  • SAVE THE DATE: Wednesday, May 31st 

  • The Promotion Party hosted by PTA will follow the Promotion Ceremony from 7:30-9:30 pm

  • Students will be directed to the promotion party entrance following the ceremony.

  • The Promotion Party is open to all 8th-grade students, regardless of whether a donation is made or not. The donation covers the dance, dinner, games, and prizes.   If you are able to contribute, we encourage to you do so at any level you feel comfortable with making. Additionally, if you are able to donate more than the suggested amount we welcome and appreciate any/all donations.

[Wednesday, Apr 19 at 1:28 PM] LAST CALL! All permission slips and payments/donations for our 8th Grade Great America end-of-year trip are due by Friday, April 21st at 11:59 pm. Please submit your permission slip and payment/donation by the deadline. NO LATE PERMISSION SLIPS will be accepted for this event. If your child is interested in participating in this event on May 26th, please submit a permission slip and payment/donation for the event. NOTE: Participating students MUST TRAVEL TO AND FROM Great America with the school group as part of this school trip. Students CANNOT be checked out early from Great America.