The 2023 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony will be held on Wednesday, June 21, at 10:45 AM at Chinook Middle School. Doors open at 10:15 AM for seating.

All Chinook 8th grade students may participate in the promotion ceremony, walk across the stage and receive a certificate.

Are tickets required?

Tickets are not required, however, please limit attendance to two adults per 8th grade student as our gym simply does not have capacity for additional guests.

Can siblings attend?

Siblings (that attend Chinook) must have a parent note submitted to our attendance specialist ([email protected]) by Monday, June 19, to be excused from class. Please note, however, that there is limited seating.

Do students need to attend the full day?

Students will participate in rehearsal activities that morning. It is expected that all 8th grade students will attend the rehearsal to participate in the Promotion Assembly.

What about backpacks and the dress code?

Students are not able to bring backpacks to the assembly, so they are asked to keep extra items at home. Some students choose to dress up for the Promotion Assembly. Students should wear attire that is appropriate as defined by Bellevue School District Policy 3224P Student Dress.

What about parking?

There will be limited on-campus parking for this event. Additional parking has been arranged at the follow locations: Bellevue Christian School, the Community Center, and Bellevue Presbyterian Church (lower lot only). Please adhere to all posted parking. Please adhere to all posted parking restrictions in the neighborhood. The Bus Zone behind the school must remain clear.

What about wheelchair/disability accessible parking and seating?

Please contact Linda Harter at [email protected] if you will need wheelchair accessible parking or seating.

How long is the ceremony?

The ceremony will last approximately 1½-2 hours. Students may go home with their families after the ceremony or remain on campus until the end of day dismissal. Students are not expected to attend afternoon classes.

Do 8th graders need to attend school on June 22?

The final day of school, Thursday, June 22, will be two hours in length. While this is an official school day, there will be no tests, projects, or classwork scheduled for that day.

The Bellevue School District acknowledges that we learn, work, live and gather on the Indigenous Land of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Duwamish and Snoqualmie Tribes. We thank these caretakers of this land, who have lived and continue to live here, since time immemorial.