8th Grade Promotion Ceremony

Our 8th Grade Promotion ceremony will be on Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 1:00 pm in our gymnasium. Our Promotion ceremony lasts about 90 minutes. It's a wonderful opportunity to reflect on and celebrate students' completion of their middle school careers.


Our Promotion ceremony is on Thursday, June 20th, at 1:00 pm in our gymnasium.  Here is our schedule for the day:

  • 8:38-9:30:          students attend first period class
  • 9:30-11:00:        brunch and yearbook signing for students
  • 11:00-12:30:      students participate in Promotion practice
  • 1:00-2:30:          Promotion ceremony
  • 2:30-3:00:          Family photos, farewells, and departure

Here are some other key details about the Promotion ceremony:

  • Arrival at Odle: Seating in the gym will begin at 12:30 pm on a first-come basis.
  • Parking and Shuttle Bus: Please plan on arriving early for parking in Odle’s main lot. When the lot is full, please park in the designated area in Sammamish High School’s parking lot. There will be signs marking the section of the lot that is closest to Main Street. A shuttle bus will run every 10-15 minutes between Odle and Sammamish. You can also choose to use the trail between the two schools.
  • Photographs: Professional photographers from GradImages will take individual photos of each student as they receive their certificate. Additional information about ordering photo packages and pre-ordering specials will be sent in a separate email. Families are welcome to take photos of their own from where they are seated in the audience. Individuals will not be permitted to take pictures from the aisles or any locations other than their seats. Please contact  giservice@gradimages.net for any additional questions you may have. 
  • Seating: If we reach capacity in the gym, we are providing a live stream of the ceremony in the band room for overflow seating.  Please do not bring signs or balloons or any other objects that may obstruct a view of the ceremony for audience members.
  • Family / Sibling Release Form: If your 8th grade student has a 6th or 7th grade sibling at Odle who would like to attend the ceremony, please complete this release form:Sibling Release form 


The annual 8th grade cruise will be held on Wednesday, June 19th. This is an opportunity to celebrate advancing to high school and enjoy a day trip together with friends. Students will depart from Odle after first period and travel to downtown Seattle, where they will board an Argosy Cruise Ship and cruise the Puget Sound. While on board the ship, students will eat lunch and have options to enjoy dancing and music, play games, relax, and take pictures outside. After cruising, students will take a bus back to Odle and return between 3:00-3:30 pm. Students will need to arrange their own transportation from Odle