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 - 8th grade students are celebrated with an end of the year graduation ceremony.  Other activities such as end of the year picnic also are celebrated may vary from year to year.  

Important End of the Year Information for 8th grade

Link to Graduation Ticket/Party Info Form

Link to Permission Slip for 8th grade Picnic & Practice at LHS

End of the year guide for students (distributed to students the week of May 15th)

Email sent to students from Dr. Hallmark re: 8th grade Dance/Party

Link to live-stream of HMS Graduation Ceremony

***keep checking this page for more information to come***

Important Dates - 

  • March 9th, 2023, Administration meets with the 8th grade class to discuss end-of-the-year activities
  • March 17th, 2023 Deadline to register for 8th grade party and order graduation gown with HFA
  • May 5th , 2023 Graduation ticket orders are due
  • May 23rd, 2023, Six Flags Motion Madness Field Trip
  • May 24th, 2023, after-school, 8th grade Kickball Tournament
  • May 31st, 2023, Students will receive graduation gowns 
  • June 1st, 2023, Graduation Practice & 8th grade Picnic at Adler Park
  • June 2nd, 2023, Graduation Practice & 8th grade Awards during the school day
  • June 2nd, 2023, Students will be issued tickets for graduation during graduation rehearsal
  • June 2nd, 2023, 8th grade Graduation Party/Dance at HMS, 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
  • June 5th, 2023, Graduation Practice, students will start their day at HMS and be bussed to the high school where we will have our final graduation practice.  Students will then be dismissed at 11:15 am.  This is the last day of attendance for the school year for 8th grade students.
  • June 5th, 2023, 8th grade Graduation at Libertyville High School, 7 pm

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 a Saturday administration of the PSAT™ 8/9 (Preliminary SAT) at the high school they will attend. The class of 2027 is scheduled to take their PSAT on October 15th, 2022. Specific information and instructions for students will be mailed from each school as the next school year begins.  The  PSAT™ is proctored by District 128.  If you have questions, please contact Libertyville High School, (847) 327-7000

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.  

Students in graduation gowns waiting for the ceremonies to begin.