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8th Grade Information

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8th Grade End of Year Activities

Dear 8th Grade Parents/Guardians, 

The end of the 2021-22 school year is quickly approaching. We would like to share information on our upcoming end of year 8th grade class events celebrating our students. 

All class events are solely run on donations from our community. If you have not done so already, please consider donating using this link to our FutureFund webstore. To check to see if you have already contributed, please login into your account and review your purchase history. If you purchased the "8th grade Bundle" option at the beginning of the school year, this included the cost of the Six Flags field trip and End of Year Party. If you have not made a contribution, there is an option to contribute to each individual event at this time. Please contact the IHMS front office if you have any questions at 925.790.2500.

We are asking that parents/guardians RSVP HERE for their student.

(PTA End of Year RSVP due by Friday, April 29th   -   Six Flags RSVP due by Friday, May 13th)

Please see the following details: 

end of year party

Friday, May 6th

PTA Sponsored: End of Year Promotion Party  5-8pm at IHMS

Cost: $45 per student Contribute HERE  Deadline to RSVP is Friday, April 29th

8th graders will have fun celebrating together with music, food, games and much more!

Parents!!! Please use this link to sign up if you are interested in volunteering to

help at the party with decorations, serving food, running activities during the event or taking/cleaning up after the event. Thank you! 


six flags

Wednesday, June 1st

 Six Flags Field Trip   8:30am-4:00pm

Cost $85 per student    Contribute HERE   Deadline to RSVP is Friday, May 13th

Includes: Park Admission, Lunch and Transportation

**If your student will not attend this field trip, they must still attend school. 


Thursday, June 2nd at 6:00pm

8th Grade Promotion 

Iron Horse Middle School Backfield


Please join us in our 8th grade Promotion ceremony to be held on Thursday, June 2 at 6:00pm.

Families are welcome to gather in our courtyard for pictures immediately following the ceremony. RSVP/tickets are NOT required for this event but seating is limited and will be on a first come, first serve basis. We will not allow seats to be saved ahead of time. Families are welcome to bring their own chairs since it is an open space. No shade structures please, as they may obscure the view of other families. 


Thursday, June 2   8:15-11:15am  

Promotion Practice (8th grade students only) 

All 8th graders will be required to participate in practice. Students must arrive on time and be signed out by a parent or guardian at the front office if leaving earlier than 11:15. 


Thursday, June 2  6:00pm 

Promotion Ceremony  (RSVP/Tickets are not required)

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Summer school information for Remediation:

If your student had a D or F in Course 3 math, they will  be recommended for summer school to be eligible for Algebra next year as a freshman.


If you have questions about summer school in regards to remediation please contact Mrs. LaBrie.

High School and Summer Advancement Information

District Information on Student Advancement (for Non-District Courses)


Students who are planning on taking a course over the summer must follow the directions carefully, apply for advancement through the district, and THEN make an appointment with Mrs. Laake (Lawver).  Appointments are ONLY for students.  Multiple students may attend the same appointment. (If you have a friend who is also interested in advancing and has similar questions, please make one appointment and let Mrs. Laake know, she can invite the other student).

To schedule an appointment with Mrs. Laake


  • Eighth grade students are welcome to start (and complete) a course for advancement in the spring; however, it will not be put on the student’s high school transcript for credit (a note will be made in the comments section: “math course taken for advancement”, if applicable)

  • If current eighth grade students wish for a summer course to be put on their high school transcript, they must complete the course after they promote from middle school, in the summer after eighth grade.

  • Algebra 1 is a graduation requirement, so it must be completed AFTER promotion from 8th grade.  

Cal High Mock Trial

Interested in taking Mock Trial at Cal High? 

Check out this link for more information!

District Summer School Information

Information for the district summer school programs can be found at:

Cal High Chinese Placement

If you would like to apply to take the Chinese placement test at Cal High, please download the application in the locker on the left hand side of this webpage.

Dougherty Valley High School

Post title:  High School Chinese Language Assessment Info

Chinese Placement Application

Dear 8th Graders,

If you are  interested in taking Chinese at Dougherty Valley High School and you know some Chinese, either speaking or writing, we’d like to invite you to take a placement assessment to properly place you into a class.


Please use the link attached to this post to fill out an application form and follow the instruction for assessment .  


Jennifer Shuen

Chinese Teacher

Dougherty Valley High School