8th Grade Happenings

2019 - 2020

Washington D.C. Trip - Click here for the flyer.

You have the opportunity to go to Washington, DC over April vacation. Attached you will find some information regarding this trip. If after reading the description you would like an application to go on the trip, please see Ms. Davison (Room 2214-Upstairs Gold) for the official application. All questions should be directed to Gina McGuiggin who is coordinating this trip. Her contact information is below:



Good Morning,

I apologize for such confusion with the trip but with the uncertainty in today's climate I want to have as accurate information as possible. We are working on a different date for the trip so children do not lose out on this opportunity, as with changing dates conflicts do come up. We tried to choose dates that would work with school so students do not miss any more school than is necessary as they are missing a ton currently.

The dates we chose are May 22-25, 2020. We are hoping parents will be flexible on this change so their students do not miss this amazing trip.

I am waiting to hear from my school district if the one day they will be missing will be excused. If there are conflicts with your personal schedule I apologize, I have 180 students on this trip and 18 chaperones and there is a second trip from the two other Manchester schools with over 100 students and 10+ chaperones, so we are doing our best to accommodate the majority of people involved. The tour company is working on securing hotels, buses etc on their end for these dates. We will be assessing continually and come up with a plan for those who have a conflict and chose to cancel. The financial aspect has not been finalized so we do not have any answers or numbers for refunds at this time if you choose to cancel.

If you have any other questions or concerns please feel free to contact me.

Thank you for your understanding,

Gina McGuiggin

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 ~ Manchester School of Technology will be presenting to all 8th grade students at 7:45 am.

February 3, 2020 - The application process for MST is now open and applications are online on the facepage for MST. The deadline for applications to be received is February 3rd. Please have interested students from Green 8 see Ms. Mosley and interested students from Red 8 see Mrs. Fait.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - Memorial High School will meet with 8th grade students that will attend Memorial at 8 am to go over course selection.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - Memorial High School Welcome and tour of the school for parents and students from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

Thursday, March 19, 2020 - at 8:00: CHS will be at McLaughlin to met with Central students to start the registration and course selection process.

Thursday, March 19, 2020 - Memorial High School Parent Course Selection Information Night for parents only from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm: Open House at Central High School. 6:00-6:30 Clubs, sports and other organizations will be set up in the café to be able to get information. 6:30-6:50 is the Principal’s welcome and introductions in McAllaster Hall located in the Professional Arts building. 6:50-8:00 parents and students will meet in the library with teachers, school counselors, and special education staff. Tours will be available for parents and students.

April 8th or 16th, 2020 - Mandatory Meeting for 8th graders attending the Washington DC trip in April!!!!!!! There will be a Mandatory meeting (you have to attend) for anyone attending the trip to Washington DC in April. You and your parent must attend one of the following meetings: Wednesday April 8, 2020 at Auburn Village School at 6pm in their cafe. Or Thursday April 16, 2020 at Southside Middle School at 6pm in the cafe. If you are unable to attend either of the meetings you MUST speak with Ms. McGuiggin, we will be going over the rules, itinerary etc. and this is a great chance to get any questions answered.

June 12, 2020 - 8th Grade Promotion/Semi Formal - This date may change due to unplanned days off. Students will be receiving two surveys through the course of the year to decide what they would like for a theme for the Semi Formal Dance.