8th Grade Events and Information for High School Preparation

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.


New York City Class Trip – June 2018 TBA

  • Departure at 5 AM – return at 11 PM.
  • Field trip forms due – TBA.

Trip Permission Slips & Information to be posted

8th Grade Semi-Formal – Friday (TBA) in May 2018 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 – TBA June 2018.

Yearbook sales – Yearbook order deadline in early April.

High School Transition Information

2018-2019 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 March8th grade core subject teachers enter recommendations directly into Aspen for students going into the 9th grade next year.

 Early April: Students will be provided with instructions on how to enter their elective choices into Aspen.
 June: Students receive preliminary schedules before leaving for summer.


Melrose High School Department Directors

Mr. John Buxton – Guidance Administrator for Counseling & Student Services [email protected] 781-462-3239

Ms. Laurie Greenwood – 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 sfogarty@melroseschools.com 781-462-3223