8th Grade End of Year Info

Calendar of Events

5/28 – 6 – 8 p.m. – Graduation at St. Mary of the Hills – Students MUST be there by 5:30 p.m. St. Mary of the Hills Roman Catholic Church, 2675 John R Rd, Rochester Hills, MI 48307
5/29 – 6/1 – 8th Grade Trip to Washington DC

Additional Information:

Graduation Mass – Graduates must be at St. Mary of the Hills Church no later than 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 28th. Graduates and their families are invited to enjoy refreshments in the parish hall following the ceremony. The Mass and ceremony together last about 1-1/2 hours. St. Mary of the Hills Roman Catholic Church, 2675 John R Rd, Rochester Hills, MI 48307.

Graduation Dress Code – any questions, please email or call Mrs. Patterson, kpatterson@ndpma.org

At this age, it’s important to teach our children to consider what’s appropriate for special occasions such as weddings, funerals, banquets, church, and graduation ceremonies. These types of events, especially 8th grade graduation, can serve as a “teachable moment” in that it is an appropriate time for your student to express him/herself in their fashion style and to meet the expectations of their school’s dress code. It is important to stress to your children that we will be in church and must dress appropriately for the occasion. 

  • Young Ladies: Modest dresses (mid-thigh or longer; not skin tight) or skirts (no mini-skirts), or pant suits. No strapless, spaghetti strap (less than 1”), or backless (below shoulder blades) dresses may be worn unless worn with a cardigan, shawl, or shrug. Undergarments may not show at any time. Shoes must be appropriate for church. No tennis shoes, flip flops, jeans, leggings, or shorts.
  • Young Men: Dress shirts and necktie or bow tie, dress slacks, and dress shoes. Sport coats or sweaters are optional. Shoes must be appropriate for church. Undergarments may not show at any time. No tennis shoes, flip flops, jeans, leggings, or shorts. No tuxedos, hats, or novelty clothing.
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