8th Grade Information

2019 8th Grade Promotion Activities & Information


  • 8th Grade Panoramic Photo: TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2019 during NEST
  • Beckman High School Counselors meet with 8th Graders: FRIDAY, MARCH 8th, 2019 during school to review the High School course selection process.
  • Beckman High School Principal, Donnie Rafter, will review the High School course selection process with OH 8th Grade Parents:
    • DATE:  FRIDAY, MARCH 8th, 2019
    • TIME:  6:00pm
    • LOCATION:  OH Multi-Purpose Room (MPR)
  • 8th Grade Individual Promotion Portraits: MONDAY, MARCH 25 thru WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, 2019 during PE
  • Beckman High School Pancakes with Patriots & Summer Sports Sign Ups:  SATURDAY, APRIL 27th, 2019
    • Get more information HERE
  • 8th Grade Exit Interview: FRIDAY, MAY 17, 2019 during school
  • Beckman High School Summer Sports Sign Ups & Sports Physicals:  SATURDAY, MAY 18th, 2019
    • Get more information HERE
  • 8th Grade Disneyland Trip: MONDAY, MAY 20, 2019 - 8:00am to 6:00pm
  • 8th Grade Promotion: THURSDAY, MAY 23, 3019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
  • 8th Grade Promotion Party: FRIDAY, MAY 24, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

2019 8th Grade Exit Interview

How to shine in the 8th Grade Exit Interview

Orchard Hills School - Preparation for May 2019

DOWNLOAD a printable version of the
8th Grade Promotion Information & Exit Interview "How-To" Guide HERE

  • Showcase a collection of our students best work and accomplishments
  • Students describe progress made toward the ESLRS
  • Give community leaders the chance to observe the accomplishments of our future leaders
PART 1 - The Notebook
The format is up to the student… (Binder, iPad, Haiku, Flash-drive)
Set up the following sections:
  • English/Language Arts
  • Reading
  • Social Studies
  • Math
  • Science
  • Electives
  • PE
  • My Element

(You are encouraged to include photos of your completed work and accomplishments)

PART 2 - The Interview (One-on-One)
Each Student will respond to the following 7 questions:
  1. Please show me (and describe) a work sample you are most proud of.
  2. Please describe for me how you have become an effective communicator at Orchard Hills.
  3. Please describe how you have been challenged at OH to think critically and independently.
  4. Please describe for me what it means to be a productive and responsible citizen.
  5. Describe how you have worked towards the attainment of your Element.
  6. Is there anything else you would like to share with me?
  7. Do you have any questions for me? OR Interviewer may choose to share about his/her own career.
The Interview - Tips
  • Share your personal story
  • Highlight ESLRS
  • Discuss goals - long & short term
  • Think outside the box
  • Make good eye contact
  • Use respectful language (Sir and Ma'am)
  • Proper handshake
  • Dress for Success - Business or Business Casual
  • Be Yourself
  • Have FUN!
ESLRS - Download HERE
  • Effective Communicator
  • Creative and Independent Thinker
  • Productive & Responsible Citizen
  • Soar to great heights - review this
  • You will be asked about this : )
3 Types of People
  • Procrastinator - "I'll do it later"
  • Lazy Daisy - "It's just not that important"
  • Action Heroes - "Those who get things done!"
  • Mrs. Huynh
  • Mrs. Montes
  • Mrs. Agopian
  • Any of your Teachers
  • Your Parents
  • We are ALL here to help if you need us!
"What you get by achieving your goals is not as important
as what you become by achieving your goals."
- Zig Ziglar

2018-2019 Yearbooks

2018-2019 Orchard Hills Middle School (Grades 6-8)Yearbooks

  • Please click on the link HERE to order a 2018-19 OH Middle School (Grades 6-8) Yearbook.
  • There will be NO OH Middle School (Grades 6-8) Yearbooks sold by cash or check at the end of the year.

2018-2018 Orchard Hills Elementary School (Grades K-5) Yearbooks

  • Information on how to order COMING SOON!