Grade 8 » Culmination


cap and diploma

Class of 2024 Culmination

Tuesday, June 11, 2024

9:00am or 12:00 noon


Eighth Grade Culmination takes place in June at the end of the school year, as we recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of the students leaving Palms for high school.

During the ceremony, students receive their Certificate of Completion from their homeroom teacher. See the Eighth Grade Eligibility page for requirements.

The free ceremony is held in the auditorium (see campus map). Parents and families are invited but tickets are required.

There are two ceremonies, Culmination A and Culminations B. Check below to see which ceremony your child is in.

Parents may bring flowers but balloons and horns are NOT allowed.

Culmination Schedule

Culmination ceremonies and their schedules depend on each student's homeroom teacher.

The homerooms are subject to change.

Schedule for 2024
  Culmination A (2024) Culmination B (2024)
Homeroom teacher list (2024)
  • Mr. Arce
  • Mr. Flores
  • Ms. Goldberg
  • Ms. Goshen
  • Ms. Lam
  • Mr. Martinez
  • Mr. Mcneil
  • Mr. Mendoza
  • Mr. Medved
  • Ms. Hunter
  • Ms. Rivera
  • Mr. Rose Aminifu
  • Ms. Straub
  • Mr. Trachimowicz
  • Mr. Westhoff
  • Ms. Wetzel
  • Mr. Ynda
Candidates report to the cafeteria

Tuesday June 11, 2024

No later than 8:00am

Tuesday, June 11, 2024

No later than 11:00am

Homeroom attendance taken in Cafeteria
Culmination beings in the auditorium
12:00 noon

Rules for Students

  • Students need to be present during all scheduled rehearsals and stay for the entire rehearsal day.
  • Extenuating circumstances will be considered by the 8th grade coordinator and administrator but must be approved prior to the week of rehearsal.
  • Students should not bring purses, cameras, hats/caps, yearbooks or other personal belongings to the cafeteria.
  • Students will not be wearing culmination gowns this year, but they must follow the dress code for culmination.
  • Dress as described below. Students who are inappropriately dressed will not be permitted to participate in the ceremony.

Young Men

Appropriate attire:

  • Comfortable slacks and shirt are most appropriate.
  • A suit or slacks with a sport jacket or sweater are also OK.

Inappropriate attire:

  • NO shorts
  • NO jeans
  • NO sagging pants
  • NO hats

Young Women

Appropriate attire:

  • Suits, skirts and blouses or appropriate dresses.
  • We suggest shoes with a moderate heel.

Inappropriate attire:

  • NO backless evening-type attire
  • NO bare midriffs
  • NO spaghetti straps
  • NO gloves
  • NO corsages
  • NO hats


culmination tickets

Each student will receive a maximum of 3 tickets, due to the limited seating in the auditorium.

Tickets will be issued during the last rehearsal day. Students are to turn in a tear-off to their homeroom teacher. This ticket form will be given to students on April 2, 2024 and must be returned to the homeroom teacher by April 19, 2024.

If some families don't need 3 tickets, then those extra tickets may be distributed to other families by arranging this with Dean of Students Mrs. Fields.

Students who have guests with special needs (elderly or wheelchair-bound) may exchange one or more of their tickets for special-needs tickets, requested on the tear-off.



Parking will be available on the residential streets surrounding Palms Middle School. Please be considerate of our residential neighbors.

We strongly suggest that you arrive early.

We encourage you to consider using alternative transportation modes or to carpool.

Lastly, please drop off your culminating child before looking for parking to ensure their prompt attendance in the cafeteria.


Students who have a 4.0 Grade Point Average (GPA) over 6th grade, 7th grade, and the first semester of 8th grade earn the Principal's Award.

Students who have a Grade Point Average (GPA) from 3.5 to 3.9 over 6th grade, 7th grade, and the first semester of 8th grade earn the President's Award.