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Class of 2023 Culmination

Friday, June 9. 2023

9:00am or 12:00 noon


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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 air-horns are NOT allowed.

2023 Culmination Schedule

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

The homerooms are subject to change.

  Culmination A Culmination B
Homeroom teacher
  • Mr. Aminifu
  • Ms. Goldberg
  • Ms. Hunter
  • Ms. Lam
  • Mr. Medved
  • Mr. Mullaney
  • Ms. Wetzel
  • Mr. Ynda
  • Mr. Flores
  • Mr. English
  • Mr. Martinez
  • Mr. McNeil
  • Mr. Mendoza
  • Ms. Straub
  • Mr. Trachimowicz
  • Mr. Westhoff
Candidates report to the cafeteria

Friday, June 9, 2023

No later than 8:00am

Friday, June 9, 2023

No later than 11:00am

Homeroom attendance taken in Cafeteria 8:00am 11:00am
Culmination beings in the auditorium 9:00am 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
2023 Tickets

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Tickets will be issued during the last rehearsal day. Students are to turn in a tear-off to their homeroom teacher.

Due to limited seating in the auditorium, each candidate will receive 3 tickets. If some families don't need 3 tickets, then those extra tickets may be distributed to other families.

Students who have guests with special needs (elderly or wheelchair-bound) may request special-needs tickets instead of regular tickets, using 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.