Palms Middle School

Culmination

Eighth Grade Culmination takes place in June at the end of the school year, as we recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of the students leaving Palms for high school.

During the ceremony, students receive their Certificate of Completion from their homeroom teacher. See the Eighth Grade Eligibility page for requirements.

 

Class of 2018 Culmination

Thursday June 7, 2018

9:00am or 12:00 noon

 

The free ceremony is held in the auditorium (see campus map). Parents and families are invited but tickets are required.

There are two ceremonies, Culmination A and Culminations B. Check below to see which ceremony your child is in.

Parents may bring flowers but balloons and air-horns are NOT allowed.

Culmination Schedule 2018

Culmination ceremonies and their schedules depend on each student's homeroom teacher. (The homerooms are subject to change) 

  Culmination A  Culmination B
Homeroom teacher

 

 

Candidates report to the cafeteria (see Rules below) June 7, 2018, no later than 8:00am June 7, 2018, no later than 11:00am
Homeroom attendance taken in Cafeteria 8:00am 11:00am
Culmination begins in the auditorium 9:00am 12:00 noon

Rules for Students

  • Students need to be present during all scheduled rehearsals and stay for the entire rehearsal day.
  • Extenuating circumstances will be considered by 8th grade coordinator and administrator but must be approved prior to the week of rehearsal. 
  • Students must wear their culmination gown to participate / (Culmination caps stay at home).
  • No tassels, caps, corsage & leis , stoles, or other graduation regalia is allowed to be worn in the ceremony
  • Students should not bring purses, cameras, hats/caps, yearbooks or other personal belongings to the cafeteria.
  • Students who are inappropriately dressed will not be permitted to participate in the ceremony.
  Young Men Young Ladies
Appropriate attire: Comfortable slacks and shirt are most appropriate.
A suit or slacks with a sport jacket or sweater are also OK.
Suits, skirts and blouses or appropriate dresses.
We suggest shoes with a moderate heel.
Inappropriate attire:

NO shorts.
NO jeans.
NO sagging pants.
NO hats.

NO backless evening-type attire.
NO bare midriffs.
NO spaghetti straps.
NO gloves.
NO corsages.
NO hats.

cap and gown

Parking

PARKING ON CAMPUS WILL BE VERY LIMITED DUE TO CONSTRUCTION: Parking will be available on the residential streets surrounding Palms Middle School and on the south side of the campus with entrance from Westminster Blvd. Parents choosing to park on the Palms Middle School campus will be required to walk to the culmination from Westminster to Glendon up to Woodbine. You will NOT be permitted to cross the campus to reach the auditorium. We encourage you to carpool.

 

Tickets

Culmination 01
Tickets will be issued during the last rehearsal day.

Due to limited seating in the auditorium, each candidate will receive a maximum of three (3) tickets. Families receive extra tickets if they are Platinum or Gold donors in the Family Annual Donation drive.

Students who have guests with special needs (elderly or wheelchair-bound) may request special-needs tickets instead of regular tickets. There is still a limit of 3 tickets total per student.