8th Grade Activities


Date: Thursday, June 16, 2016
Time: 9:30am
Location: Hughes Athletic Field

Each 8th grader is encouraged to invite only two guests. Because of the large number of 8th graders, if necessary, ...more

Gavel Day Picnic

Date: Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Time: 1:03pm to 3:20pm
Location: Hughes Athletic Field

Only 8th grade students may attend. Drinks will be provided by the PTA. The school yearbook, The Gavel ...more

Activities Night

Date: Monday, June 13, 2016
Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Location: CSULB Student Union

This year's Activity Night is scheduled a week earlier than past years due to a schedule conflict with CSULB. Tickets ...more

8th Grade Awards Night

Date: Wednesday, June 14, 2016 
Time: 6-6:45pm
Location: Hughes Auditorium

The program recognizes 8th graders who have distinguished themselves in academics, service and leadership. Invitations will be mailed to parents of honorees. Uniforms are not required, but appropriate dress is expected.

8th Grade Activities Participation Eligibility


Participation in all activities is based upon grades and citizenship. No students receiving 2 or more F's or 2 or more U's will be allowed to attend any event. The dress regulations conform to the LBUSD Dress and Grooming Standards. Beginning as early as April, all eighth grade students will be placed on a demerit system to determine eligibility to attend year end activities. The demerit system is described below. Parents, please review and discuss it with your students. 

1. Each 8th grade student begins with zero demerits. 

2. Demerits will be given due to discipline infractions including, but not limited to; willful defiance, fighting, defacing school property, excessive tardies/truancies and dress code violations and other similar offenses. 

3. Demerits given are at the discretion of the Principal, Assistant Principals, and Counselor/Learning Director. 

4. Any single serious violation of school rules may result in the loss of all privileges and activities, including participation in the promotional assembly. 

5. For each demerit given after the first demerit, which is a warning demerit, students will be disqualified from events below in the following order:

8th Grade Activity Night

Hughes Gavel Day Picnic

Promotional Ceremony