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WMS Eighth Grade Promotion

Winnebago Middle School 8th grade promotion will be held on Thursday, May 25 at 7 p.m. in the high school gym. All awards will be presented at this ceremony. Students should arrive at 6:30 p.m. to line up.

Students are expected to dress in “business casual” attire. The young gentlemen should wear slacks and a nice shirt or sweater. Sport/suit coats and ties are very nice, but not required. Young ladies are asked to wear slacks, skirts or dresses.

Keep in mind that this is not a “formal occasion”. Please follow all WMS dress code expectations, with the exception that skirts/dresses can be mid-thigh in length or longer. Spaghetti straps or deep v-neck tops, cut off sleeves or pants, T-shirts or sweatshirts are not appropriate. Only those who are in compliance with the dress code will be allowed to

Following the program, at approximately 8:30 p.m., there will be a dance and pizza party for the students who participate in the ceremony. Pop and pizza are free. (Students who do not promote are not to attend the pizza party or the dance.) Students will be admitted to the dance until 9:30 p.m. Students will not be allowed to leave the dance once they enter, unless a parent is picking them up. Please pick up your child promptly at 10:30 p.m.

Students who are not promoted are expected to attend all scheduled school days. Promoting students are not to be in the middle school building on the days following promotion.


407 North Elida Street
Winnebago, IL 61088

Phone: 815.335.2364
Fax: 815.335.1437

Attendance Hours: 7:50 a.m. - 3:05 p.m.
Office Hours: 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Principal: Cathy Finley
Asst. Principal: Patrick Brûlé
Activities Director: Will Hartje
Student Advisor: Julie Anderson
Nurse: Mary Kate Skaggs