The eighth grade year is excitedly anticipated by the students who are now leaders of the school with many new privileges, activities, and responsibilities. They serve as Student Body President and Vice President, host school events, plan dances, and act as presenters, guides and teaching assistants during the Admission days and the Open House.
Eighth graders coordinate many fun school activities by creating a creepy Haunted House for the Fall Festival, decorating the Upper grade Hall for Christmas, and designing the highly anticipated Latin Feast.
For their culminating outreach activity, each student takes on an independent service work project for an agency of their choice.
Field trips include a week in snow-covered Yosemite, art museums in San Francisco, and Great America.
No wonder that many students say their eighth grade year was the best!