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8th Grade

8th Grade Promotion and Celebration Information 

If you've got an 8th Grader...the Promotion clock is officially ticking! Check these items off your to-do list today. 
✔ Let us know how many promotion seats your family will need
✔ Consider a donation to 8th grade promotion and celebration activities
✔ Optionally, purchase a yearbook Tribute Ad by March 6

If you prefer to not donate online, please submit this form with your check donation to the MBMS Office.

Thanks to those who have already RSVPd and donated to our 8th Grade Promotion & Celebration!


For those of you wondering about the status of your yearbook baby photos, click here to see the list of photos that were successfully submitted. Just a reminder: The deadline for submission was 1/31. As communicated, no late submissions will be accepted.



Photo Wall of Memories

The Photo Wall of Memories is a collection of photographs of our graduating 8th graders and will be on display during the promotion celebration following the promotion ceremony. PLEASE help us make it memorable for your child by sending in pictures for the wall!   Click HERE for more info!


Thank you for considering a thoughtful donation

for your child’s Promotion Ceremony and Celebration!


Buy an MBMS Yearbook 
Click HERE to buy yours!

Not sure you've purchased yours? Check HERE



PBIS - Positive Behavior Intervention Strategies

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.