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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.


Class of 2020 Culmination

Friday June 12, 2020

9:00am or 12:00 noon


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.

Culmination Schedule 2020

Culmination ceremonies and their schedules depend on each student's homeroom teacher. (The homerooms are subject to change) 

  Culmination A  Culmination B
Homeroom teacher

To be announced



To be announced



Candidates report to the cafeteria (see Rules below) Friday June 12 no later than 8:00am Friday June 12 no later than 11:00am
Homeroom attendance taken in Cafeteria 8:00am 11:00am
Culmination begins 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 8th grade coordinator and administrator but must be approved prior to the week of rehearsal. 
  • Students must wear their culmination gown to participate / (Culmination caps stay at home).
  • No tassels, caps, corsage & leis , stoles, or other graduation regalia is allowed to be worn in the ceremony
  • Students should not bring purses, cameras, hats/caps, yearbooks or other personal belongings to the cafeteria.
  • Students who are inappropriately dressed will not be permitted to participate in the ceremony.
  Young Men Young Ladies
Appropriate attire: Comfortable slacks and shirt are most appropriate.
A suit or slacks with a sport jacket or sweater are also OK.
Suits, skirts and blouses or appropriate dresses.
We suggest shoes with a moderate heel.
Inappropriate attire:

NO shorts.
NO jeans.
NO sagging pants.
NO hats.

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

cap and gown


PARKING: Parking will be available on the residential streets surrounding Palms Middle School. 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.




Culmination 01
Tickets will be issued during the last rehearsal day.

Due to limited seating in the auditorium, each candidate will receive a maximum of three (3) tickets. Families receive extra tickets if they are Platinum or Gold donors in the Family Annual Donation drive.

Students who have guests with special needs (elderly or wheelchair-bound) may request special-needs tickets instead of regular tickets. There is still a limit of 3 tickets total per student.