8th Grade: The Next Step

Most students who graduate  from Highland Middle School attend Libertyville High School.  During student's eighth grade year,  several events happen to prepare  and celebrate students for this next journey. 

End of the year activities

Important Dates for 8th grade students:

Friday, May 17th, 2024     8th grade Dance & Party

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2024     Motion Madness Field Trip to Six Flags

Wednesday, May 29th, 2024      Teachers distribute graduation gowns during Studio One   

Wednesday, May 29th, 2024      Graduation Tickets distributed to students

Wednesday, May 29th, 2024      Graduation Practice and Awards   

Thursday, May 30th, 2024     Chromebook Collection for 8th grade

Thursday, May 30th, 2024     Graduation Practice and 8th grade Class Picnic

Friday, May 31st, 2024     Last day for 8th grade Students, graduation practice at LHS

Friday, May 31st, 2024     8th grade Graduation Ceremony at LHS

Important communications regarding end of the year activities:

Student Graduation Guide (Guide issued to students from teachers)

Picnic and Grad. Practice Permission (Google Form for Parents)

8th grade Graduation Ticket Information (Order Form)

Graduation Party and Ceremony Information (Gown Order & Party Fee Form)

8th Grade Class Shirts -  Class  shirts are created by 8th grade students.  Student Council will send information regarding deadlines for this project.  

8th Grade Diploma Form -   8th grade parents should fill out the 8th grade Diploma Form in the fall.  

High School Information


Welcome Newsletter from LHS  - This newsletter (click HERE) invites 8th grade students to orientation, provides information about course recommendations, and course registration.    

Important Dates - Freshman Registration for LHS - Libertyville High School will send out information regarding registration.  Please look out for emails for this.  Course Selection for Grade 8 for LHS provides more information.  This Freshman Timeline provides an overview of the process for starting at LHS.  

Libertyville High School (LHS) PSAT™ - All 8th grade students entering Libertyville High School or Vernon Hills High School in the year following their 8th grade year are encouraged to participate in the administration of the PSAT™ 8/9 (Preliminary SAT) at the high school they will attend. For more information about the PSAT, click HERE.

Students in graduation gowns waiting for the ceremonies to begin.