Dear Eighth Graders and Parents,
We appreciate your patience as we continue to work toward resolving all matters to end our school year strong, in spite of turbulent times. We are sincerely regretful that we are not able to move forward with celebrating our soon-to-be rising high school students as planned. However, we have great news about your 8th Grade Baccalaureate that we are excited to announce.
YES! 8th Grade will STILL celebrate their milestone as scheduled, but we have adjusted the original format of the program into a two part celebration:
PART I - (VIRTUAL) BACCALAUREATE!
On the day of our originally scheduled Baccalaureate ceremony, Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 1:00 pm - WCA welcomes you to join us for a virtual Baccalaureate ceremony via Zoom. Students are encouraged to log in wearing appropriate Baccalaureate attire (we understand if you did not purchase the specified black and white we originally discussed). We encourage students to take a short processional walk together before taking their seat at the computer/device (if your space allows). The full ceremony will continue, virtually, to include our student speakers and a special guest speaker. An unlimited number of guests are invited to join in this ceremonious portion of our celebration! Zoom information will be shared closer to the date. We look forward to celebrating our scholars!
PART II - THE GALA CONTINUES!
Our 8th Grade Students are invited to party together to celebrate their milestone on the day of Baccalaureate, May 27th from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Although we had planned for a far more elaborate version, our 8th grade students will still be invited to come together for a fun and festive end of year celebration, to include music and dancing, QUARANTINE STYLE! The celebration will be similar to the recent wave of social media challenges/battles with music being played via a live virtual format. Students can dance, enjoy snacks, decorate their space, and interact with one another from the comfort and safety of their own homes! Music will be provided. Of course, social media is NOT required! Look for more details on how to participate in the 8th Grade End of Year Quarantine Gala, coming soon!
8TH GRADE BACCALAUREATE MEETING
Students and Parents are asked to join us for a meeting on Monday, May 4, 2020 approx. 4:00 PM, immediately following the Motivation Monday session with Dr. Eric Thomas.
We look forward to celebrating our scholars with our two-part celebration. For those returning to WCA, we will do our best to make up for missing so much time together by making our annual trip to River Valley Ranch as early as possible in the school year! We look forward to meeting with you Monday, May 4th to collaboratively finalize times and details for all of the above to ensure the safety of all.
The WCA 8th Grade Team