8th Grade Promotion/Party

Baker 8th Grade Families

The 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony is quickly approaching.  The ceremony is scheduled for Wednesday, June 14th from 10:15 am to 11:30 am in the Baker Gymnasium.  The doors will open for parents at 9:45 am.  Please allow additional time to find parking on the North and South sides of campus.  Please reference the aerial image of our campus below to confirm the assigned parent parking areas.  These areas are shaded in Green.  Please do NOT park on the parent drop off loop or the bus loop.  These areas are shaded in Red.  A Troy police department officer will be present on campus to assist with traffic and ensure that the identified critical areas are not blocked.

Promotion Parking Map

8th grade students should arrive at school at the start of the school day.  They will participate in a practice and promotion walkthrough during 1st hour.  We are encouraging students to wear business casual or formal attire to the promotion ceremony.  Traditionally students wear shirts with collars, slacks, skirts and dresses.  This is a memorable milestone for our students and parents, and an event filled with pomp and circumstance.  

Please note that the school day will end at 11:54 am.  8th grade students can leave with their parents prior to the end of the school day.  We are encouraging parents and family members to depart immediately after the ceremony.  Our parents picking up their students and busses will be coming on to campus at approximately at 11:30 am adding to the traffic congestion. We are looking forward to celebrating this important milestone with you.  Thank you for your assistance in the successful management of this special event.

  • 8:19 am Start of the school day

  • 8:30 am Student Practice

  • 9:45 am Doors Open for Parents

  • 10:15 am Promotion Ceremony Starts

  • 11:30 am The end of the Ceremony

Warmest regards,

Jonathan Cross

Principal, Baker Middle School