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Submit Photos for 8th Grade Promotion Photo Wall
Attention 8th grade parents! Now's the time to submit photos for the 8th Grade Promotion Photo Wall! Click here for important requirements, details, deadline and more. Questions? Please contact Kelly WedbushNicole Tang, or Stacy Myrose.

8th Grade Promotion and Celebration Donations 
We are so excited for our kids’ 8th grade year and can’t wait to get started on the planning for this year’s events. We want to update you with the information regarding the 8th Grade promotion process and hopefully answer any questions you might have.

8th Grade Details
The 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony and Celebration will be held on Wednesday, June 12th in the evening, starting at 6pm. This is a memorable night for our graduates and their families. Throughout the year we will send out information and reminders for yearbook ads, baby pictures, promotion practice times, etc.

Donation Per Student
$70 dollars per student is suggested to cover rentals, programs, and decorations for the Promotion Ceremony. This donation will also cover the cost of food, entertainment and decorations for the Celebration immediately following the ceremony.

Any additional donation will help make the night even more special and is greatly appreciated!

Please note: We ask for this donation up front so that we can determine our budget for the event. This is a voluntary donation amount to cover all costs associated with the Promotion Party and Celebration.

Tickets for the Promotion Ceremony
Each 8th grader may invite up to four guests to the Promotion Ceremony. Additional tickets may be requested but cannot be guaranteed. Guests must have a voucher for admission. So, please complete this form and return it with your donation to the front office. You may also take advantage of on line purchasing now at Online purchasing is preferred. Vouchers will be sent out in the beginning of June 2019 to the email or address on file in the office.

Purchase your 8th Grade Promotion and Celebration ticket/s online here.
If you wish to purchase Promotion tickets by check, please fill out the form here and return it to the MBMS front office. 

Not sure if you've paid?  Check here for list of students whose families have paid so far.  


PBIS - Positive Behavior Intervention Strategies

Fulcrum Youth Leadership Day was a fun day for all!  Check out pics HERE
As you know, we partnered with the trained coaches from Fulcrum and our MBMS staff to provide a unique experience for our 8th graders that highlighted skills such as collaboration, communication, problem solving, citizenship and critical thinking.  The skills learned on this day are valuable and important to a successful year, transition to high school, and life in general!  Examples of challenges were:
  • Designing and building a boat that can race across Begg Pool
  • A station revolving around community and positive impact - focusing on experiential games and challenges focusing on student choices impacting the bigger community and global impact
  • A station with 3 Leadership challenges - requiring students to plan, strategize, lead, create and implement their strategies as a team to complete their mission
We are looking forward to continuing to build on the skills learned Wednesday throughout the year with additional follow up in and out of class.  Students will be surveyed for their feedback as well so that this first-time-ever program can be improved upon for future years.


"This is Costa" for 8th Grade Parents & Students
October 25, 2018; 6-8PM at Mira Costa Auditorium/Outdoor Mustang Mall. Come experience what Mira Costa High School has to offer. Parents and students welcome! The event begins in the Auditorium with a short overview of Mira Costa and all of its outstanding extra-curricular activities and sports programs. Then stroll to the outdoor Mustang Mall where representatives from all extra-curricular activities and sports will be available to answer all your questions! Questions? Please contact Robyn St. Germain.

8th Grade Trip to Washington D.C.
Do you have a student interested in government? Civics? Who wants to see Washington, D.C? (Or maybe you want a vacation from your 8th grader!) Ms. Thomas takes 8th graders to D.C. during Spring Break with the Close-Up Foundation for half the cost of Mira Costa Spring Break trips. Visit for more information about this privately-sponsored trip and to sign up to attend an informational meeting. Be sure to check out the photos from past trips in the photo gallery!


8th Graders: Submit Your Baby Photos for the Yearbook! - More info to come. 

 Grade Yearbook Tribute Ads - More info to come. 
Link to the online store to create and buy your ad: (TBD)
Please note: All photos used in student tribute ads must be school appropriate (follow the school dress code). 
Publishing deadlines are strict. All ads must be reviewed before going to publish. 
If an ad is deemed inappropriate and/or submitted late, a refund will be issued and the ad will not be included in the yearbook. 
Call our publisher! (800) 944-5930 OR email

Promotion Photo Wall Photos - More info to come. 
We are collecting 8x10 photos to go up on the photo wall the night of graduation. We will accept up to (5) 8x10 color photos (do not send originals as they will not be returned). Photos may be individual or small group. We recommend no more than (5) people in a photo. Please identify individuals on backside of photos. Photos can be from any age group, but it is preferred that individuals are MBMS students. Deadline to submit photos is May 18, 2018. Photos with students in bathing suits will not be accepted. Questions? 

Buy an MBMS Yearbook - More info to come. 
Cost: $55.00
Purchase your yearbook online here

Mira Costa High School will be having its annual principal tours for possible upcoming 9th graders. 
More info to come. 
(link is external)

9th Grade Mira Costa High School Information
Please click here for enrollment, course selection and registration information for 2018-19.