Grade 8 Celebrations, June 16

Get ready for a day of fun on Friday, June 16

  • Festivities kick off with the 8th Grade Festival (students only) from 8:30-11 am. There will be a DJ, Dunk Tank, Games and more!
  • At 6pm, family is invited to celebrate the 8th grade class at a Recognition & Award Ceremony at Centennial Field at BH-BL High School, 88 Lakehill Road. All family members are invited! (Students, please arrive by 5:45 pm)


These events are coordinated and sponsored by the O’Rourke MS PTA. We want to put on the best celebration possible for these 8th graders and are looking for donations. Please consider donating any amount by visiting this link: or you
may send in cash or check (made payable to O’Rourke Middle School PTA) in a sealed envelope – labeled “8th Grade Day”.

Montage Photo Request

Photos Needed By May 31, 2023

We are collecting photos to create a Photo Montage that will have all 8th grade students. We are looking for photos that show how much fun they’ve had in their middle school years! This might include pictures where they are busy with friends, playing sports, involved with clubs, scouts, field trips, concerts, birthday parties, dances, etc. Pictures should be from their
middle school years only.

Feel free to submit more than one photo (up to 5 photos), especially group photos of students. To submit digital photos (jpegs are best; no screenshots, please), rename each file to include the names of the students that appear in the picture (i.e. John Doe, Suzi Black, Jimmy Ford). Please rename photos BEFORE uploading. We have a class list and will be checking off each student as we receive pictures. We want to be sure that we have everyone included.

Email photos to

Family Dedications for 8th Grade Students Needed By May 31, 2023

How would you, parents, grandparents, siblings and friends, like to add a personal dedication for your 8th grader that will be placed in the 8th Grade Recognition Ceremony program? It’s easy and inexpensive! Go to this link: fill out the information. The cost is $5 per message.

  •  Dedications must be no longer than 100 characters – punctuation and spaces count as characters. If longer than 100 maximum, we will shorten as necessary.
  • Dedications will be labeled with the student’s name, so it does not need to be part of your 100 characters.
  • Please make your $5 payment per message via:
    • Credit/Debit Card to OMS PTA by visiting this link: — OR
    •  Send in to the OMS main office $5 cash or check payable to OMS PTA.
      Place payment in an envelope marked “OMS PTA 8th Grade Ceremony
      Dedication” and your student’s name on both envelope and check. We must
      be able to match the online dedication with the payment.
  • Dedication submissions and ALL forms of payments are due by Wednesday, May 31
    • Examples:
      • JANE SMITH: We are so proud of you and can’t wait to see what you accomplish next! Love Mom, Dad, Kate & Evan (97 characters)
      • JOHN JONES: Congratulations! We are so proud of you! Love, Poppy and Grammy (58 characters)

Business ADVERTISING Needed By May 31, 2023

Parents/Friends wishing to promote a business in the 8th Grade Recognition Ceremony Program can do so! The cost is $25 for a business card size advertisement. Payment can be made to OMS PTA via memberhub by visiting this link: or send to the OMS main office – cash or check payable to OMS PTA. Place payment in an envelope marked “OMS PTA 8th Grade Business Advertisement”


We will have PLENTY of volunteer opportunities available on June 16th. Details to follow. If you would like to be involved in the planning, or if you have questions, please contact Danielle Lanigan at and Michelle Koivula at