Update: Details on eighth-grade rolling send-off planned for Thursday

Eighth-grade send-off (from Mr. Booker and the eighth-grade student promotion planning team)

It’s that time of year to celebrate YOUR eighth-grade child and their journey at Jane Addams Middle School. On Thursday, June 18, we will celebrate this momentous occasion by having a drive-through send-off beginning at 6 p.m.  There will be cones set up outside of school to direct traffic through the JAMS traditional balloon arch and JAMS teacher celebration row. Please decorate your cars, bicycles or whatever your regular mode of transportation is in celebration of your child. The transportation lineup will start at 5:30 p.m. on 34th Ave NE at the JAMS bus loading zone and follow our normal traffic pattern.

There will be a slide show of your child’s journey, an announcement of your child’s name and music bumping.

Please bring your energy and noise as we celebrate our eighth-graders on Thursday, June 18, at 6 p.m.
The information above was copied and pasted from an email sent by Principal Montgomery on June 11.

Detailed update from Mr. Booker:

Cars will line up at a designated marker at the top of the bus zone on 34th Ave NE at 5:30 p.m.

At the marker there will be a screen that the slide show will be projected onto. Cars will be able to see the slide show as they pull forward to the marker.

Once a car is at the starting marker the occupants will tell a Jane Addams staff member the name of the student in the car.

The staff member will then say the name of the student over the outdoor speaker and the car will drive though the arch.

Once through the arch the car will stop and pick up their child’s graduation certificate, then drive down the rest of 34th Ave.

(We will also be posting the slide show on the 8th grade Schoology page.)

A few more details (with map):

Hello 8th Grade Rock Star Families

Below is the map of the traffic flow for Thursdays 8th Grade Send Off. Cars will line up at a designated marker at the top of the bus zone on 34th Ave. NE at 5:30 pm.  At the marker there will be a screen that the slide show will be projected onto. Cars will be able to see the slide show as they pull forward to the marker.

Once a car is at the starting marker the occupants will tell a Jane Addams staff member the name of the student in the car. The staff member will then say the name of the student over the outdoor speaker and the car will drive though the arch.

Once through the arch, the car will stop and pick up their child’s promotion certificate, then drive down the rest of 34th Ave. and make a left down 110th Ave. NE.

Looking forward to seeing everyone there!

Mr. Booker