Eighth Grade is a very exciting year for students and families. Preparing for High School and making decisions related to classes and electives in high school can take a great deal of collaboration, communication and thought. We also like to be sure to celebrate the accomplishments of our students and give them opportunities to reflect back on their time at MVMMS with culminating experiences and fond memories.
SPRING 2017 ACTIVITIES
New York City Class Trip – Friday, June 9, 2017.
- Departure at 5 AM – return at 11 PM.
- Field trip forms due – December 12, 2016.
Trip Permission Slips & Information
8th Grade Semi-Formal – Friday, May 19, 2017 at 6 PM.
- Tickets will go on sale in Late April.
- Only single tickets will be sold.
- This is a “date-less” event that is open to all MVMMS 8th Grade students.
- Catered dinner is provided and Professional DJ will provide entertainment all night.
8th Grade BBQ – Friday, June 16, 2017.
Yearbook sales – Yearbook order deadline April 13th.
High School Transition Information
2017-2018 Course Selection Process Timeline – TBA.
Mid March: 8th grade students and staff (by team) meet with high school staff during extended team time. Topics to be covered include: entire course selection process, the high school Program of Studies (available online), how teacher recommendations happen for core subjects, Pathways, Electives, and Co-Curricular offerings, high school experience, expectations, graduation requirements, MCAS, and community service requirements.
Students should consider their choices, look at Program of Studies online, and discuss options with their teachers and parents. Later in March, counselors will be available in the MVMMS cafeteria during 8th grade lunches to answer any elective questions.
Late March: 8th grade core subject teachers enter recommendations directly into Aspen for students going into the 9th grade next year.
Melrose High School Department Directors
Mr. John Buxton – Guidance Administrator for Counseling & Student Services [email protected] 781-462-3239
Mr. Jonathan Morris – STEM Director [email protected] 781-462-3260
Ms. Angela Singer – Humanities Director [email protected] 781-462-3229
Dr. Kimberly Talbot – Global Language, Visual and Performing Arts Director [email protected] 781-462-3228
Mr. Stephen Fogarty – Physical Education, Health & Athletics Director firstname.lastname@example.org 781-462-3223