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Each year, Orinda Intermediate School celebrates the promotion of our 8th grade students with a ceremony, party and day outing. The ceremony and party take place the Thursday evening before the last day of school. The day outing takes place on the last day of school.

Parents, friends, and family are all welcome and invited to attend the promotion ceremony. Immediately following the ceremony, a party for 8th grade students is held in the MPR. Only volunteer parents who are chaperoning the event may attend. Students from other grade levels, friends, and family may not attend. The promotion day outing is another 8th grade, student-only event.

There is no charge to attend the promotion ceremony. Contributions are requested for students attending the promotion party and/or the promotion day outing. Students must register through the Bulldog Store to attend promotion activities, including the ceremony. All 8th graders are encouraged to attend all promotion related activities.

Class of 2023

It is hard to believe but in just under three months our 8th graders will be graduating from OIS!  And to mark this milestone, we are planning some fun events for the students!  Please see below for further details and action items.

March, 2023 - Registration opens for the promotion ceremony, promotion party and day outing HERE.  Cost for the party and day outing is $150 per student.  There is no cost to attend the ceremony.

Thursday, May 25, 2023 – Early Dismissal at 1:05pm.

  • Promotion Ceremony – 6:00 pm to 7:30pm – Ceremony takes place on the blacktop near the Isola Gym.  (Promotion rehearsal will take place on this day from 9:30am-11:30am). Please make sure your 8th grader attends.  Promotion Dress Code: Although this is not a formal event, students are encouraged to wear sport coat/tie/collared shirt/slacks or dresses/skirts/ pantsuits.  
  • Promotion Party – 7:30 pm to 9:30pm -Party for the graduates only (and volunteers) takes place immediately following the ceremony in the MPR.  The theme of the party is TOP SECRET!  But it will be an evening your graduate will not want to miss!
  • 2023 Promotion Slideshow - WE NEED YOUR PHOTOS!
    • A slideshow will be shown at the party and we need your help! We need 2-3 photos of your child from vacations, sporting events, or other activities for a slideshow. 
    • Upload your photos here! Deadline April 27.

      Contributions are requested for students attending. To contribute, click the link below. Students RSVP using the link below. Parents interested in chaperoning, sign up below. 

Friday, May 26, 2023 - Last Day of School

  • Fun Field Trip to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo - Your graduate will depart on buses from OIS at 9am. While chaperones will be on hand, your graduate is free to enjoy their day with friends at the park!  Please plan to send money for snacks, games, and any other miscellaneous items. Lunch (hamburgers/ hot dogs, chips, and a drink) will be provided. We will return your graduate back to OIS by 6pm. NOTE:  One early bus will pick up at 3:30pm from Six Flags and return by 4:30pm for those who need to attend a high school graduation later this day.  Sign-up for early departure and further details regarding the day to follow soon. 

Promotion Day Outing Dress Code:  Casual clothes; however, NO flip-flops!

Volunteers Needed:  To make all of this magic happen, we need your help!  Please consider signing up to chaperone the Promotion Party or Six Flags outing. 

Fine print:

There is no charge to attend the promotion ceremony. Contributions are requested for students attending the promotions party and/or the promotion day outing. These donations will help pay for the party DJ, entertainment, dinner, Six Flags admission, buses to Six Flags and much more!  

Behavior:  School rules apply to ALL events.  A copy of the school rules is available online in the OIS STUDENT HANDBOOK. Students should treat each other and parent volunteers with respect.  

Sign up for all 8th Grade Promotion Activities.