HMS Virtual Promotion Information


May 15, 2020

Dear parents and guardians of 8th graders,

The official Promotion Day for HMS will take place on Friday, June 19th. On that day, we will post on our website a pre-recorded virtual ceremony. The recording will include speeches that are normally part of our ceremony, along with a memories slide show. In addition, I will read aloud each 8th grader's name as a slide featuring them appears. This is where you come in!

The feature slide for each 8th grader will include their name and school photo. In addition, you are invited to send me up to three additional photos to be included on the slide. Some ideas for additional photos are:

  • Baby or toddler photo
  • Family photo
  • Photo doing something they love, like dance or play an instrument or sport
  • Photo in the dress-up attire they had planned for the dance or the promotion ceremony
  • Favorite vacation photo
  • Photo of something they have done during our distance learning
  • Photo of a favorite HMS memory

Whatever you think would highlight your 8th grader works! Please make sure you choose your favorite three photos and email them to me at, no later than June 1st.

I know this has been a challenging time for our 8th graders and for all of you, as you support and celebrate them from home. Our hope is they will at least feel connected on Promotion Day and will have the video to treasure moving forward. 

Stay tuned for additional details about the schedule to pick up yearbooks and awards and clean out HMS lockers. :)

Thank you!

Christine McCoid

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