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8th Grade Information

These service hours are those that were completed this school year, on-campus or off. Even in the current Distance Learning environment, community service hours can be counted as letters written to first responders, making of masks, helping a neighbor with grocery delivery. 

Corporate Attire dress days for our 8th grade students begin in November and happen every Tuesday. Students are encouraged to come to school dressed as corporate leaders and earn points in 8th grade classes each time they participate.


The Reason for Corporate Attire Dress Day:


            Corporate Attire dress days help our 8th graders understand how to dress for success. It also helps them focus on thinking about careers they might want to pursue as they attend high school and college. We believe every 8th grader benefits from becoming aware of what corporate dress attire looks like so they can practice using it and present themselves as confident, successful individuals. It also prepares them for our Exit Interviews, which are held in early June. 


Corporate attire for boys:


* Collared shirt and tie with slacks or very dark jeans

* Belt and shirt tucked in

* Clean shoes and dark socks

* Jackets are optional

* Clean, combed hair


Corporate attire for girls:


* Work dress, or skirt and blouse that is appropriate length with no bare shoulders

* Dress pants with blouse or sweater

* Comfortable shoes, can include a 2" heel (maximum)

* Hair off face

* Clean, natural, professional look

* natural makeup

* May wear a jacket or appropriate sweater

* No jeans


We do not expect parents to purchase these items for children, but to look in your closet for items that work. Students who are having difficulty with items can see Mrs. DeBritton or Mrs. Hernandez in the office for assistance. Please note that any of this attire would also be appropriate for our promotion ceremony in June as well as our Exit Interviews. Thank you in advance for your support as we help our students begin to think about their future.

Hey 8th graders! If you are fluent in two languages, consider earning a distinguished Bi-literacy Award! If you can read and write at grade level in both languages, the Pathways to Bi-literacy Award entitles you to a medal upon graduation and sets you on a path to earn the Seal of Biliteracy. This will set you apart when it''s time to apply for college!
Click on these links for more information: 
The Westminster School District website also has detailed information about this award as well as additional resources printed in multiple languages for your convenience.
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We are so excited that it is time for you to begin the process of registering your 8th grader for a successful high school experience with Huntington Beach Union High School District. Many of our students go to Marina High School and Westminster High School. 
PLEASE NOTE: Our K-8 Westminster School District operates independently from Huntington Beach Union High School District. Please contact them directly for any additional questions beyond the resources we have provided here. 
Check back early 2020 for important information about your Aeries portal set up and the variety of parent information nights available for you to get enrolled, connected, and ready for your high school journey. 
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