Kyrene Akimel A-al Middle School

Kyrene Akimel A-al Middle School

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Akimel A-al Middle School 
Eighth Grade 
Class of 2017
Promotion Events and High School Information 


High School Showcase
Each Tempe Union high school, to include Desert Vista and Mountain Pointe, will hold open house events on their campuses. Visit the TUHSD website for more information:

Which High School will my 8th Grader Attend?
Akimel A-al "feeds" into two Tempe Union High School District high schools - Mountain Pointe and Desert Vista. Current boundary information can be found on their website (
If your child attends Akimel A-al Middle School on open enrollment and you would like to apply for open enrollment in the Tempe Union High School District, please contact the Tempe Union district office.

Promotion Dance
Friday, May 12, 2017

The AMS Parent-Teacher-Student Organization (PTSO) sponsors the end-of-year dance for 8th grade students. There is no charge for admission to the dance. Snacks and beverages will be available courtesy of the PTSO.

In accordance with Kyrene guidelines, students must be in school for half a school day on the day of the dance to be able to attend the dance.  In addition, students who are on social probation for academic or behavior reasons will be contacted the week prior to the dance regarding their eligibility to attend.

This dance is open to Akimel A-al Middle School 8th grade students only. Eighth graders may not bring or invite guests from other grades, other schools, etc.

Big Surf Waterpark
Friday, May 19, 2017

On Wednesday, May 18th we have a planned an activity day for our eighth grade students at Big Surf water park.  This is a regular school day and students are expected to attend unless they are ill.  Students who are on academic or social probation may not be able to attend this event.

Please try not to schedule doctor or dentists appointments on this day since you would need to come to the water park to pick up your child.

Further information and permission slips will be distributed to students in April. The cost of this trip is still to be determined.  Payments are not tax credit eligible.  Financial scholarships are not available for this activity.  Students will not be able to attend unless they have returned a completed permission slip to their homeroom period teacher.  We are unable to accept verbal permission.  If a student is unable to attend for any reason, no refunds will be issued.

Students who are on social probation for academic or behavior reasons will be contacted the week prior to this event regarding their eligibility to attend.
NOTE:  Big Surf regulations state that no outside food or drink may be brought into the water park.  Any such items will be confiscated at the gate.  
8th Grade Promotion
Monday, May 22, 2017

Any students who have not returned all textbooks or library books by the designated date in May will not be allowed to attend the Big Surf activity. 

No Limos
We ask all parents’ cooperation in NOT employing rental vehicles such as limos to transport students to and from any of the end of year activities and/or last day of school.  We ask your assistance in making these age-appropriate events.

Dress Guidelines 
Every year parents and students have questions about proper attire for the promotion ceremony and the eighth grade dance. These are not formal events and the dance is not a prom. Clothing needs to be age appropriate and suitable for the occasions.  Formal attire such as gowns, prom-type dresses, backless dresses, or tuxedos are not appropriate for either of these functions. We suggest spring dresses or pant outfits for the girls that would be suitable for a special family affair such as a wedding. Boys would be appropriately dressed in pants, not jeans, and a shirt with a collar.  Ties and coats are certainly optional. One outfit would certainly be appropriate for both the Promotion Ceremony and the Dance.

Academic Behavior and Probation

As of the third quarter, eighth-grade students who are on academic and/or behavioral probation may not be permitted to participate in the end-of-the-year dance or Big Surf outing. Students must be passing all classes and must not have an off-campus suspension or excessive referrals/time-outs. Please stress to your child it is more important than ever to do their best both academically and behavior-wise.



Fourth quarter report cards, honor roll certificates and promotion certificates will all be mailed at the end of the school year. Information will also be mailed to you from the Tempe Union High School District. Please make sure we have your correct address.

To correct your address, contact: Laurie Stogsdill,, 480.541.5800.

Note: We will need proof of residence with the change of address notification.
8th Grade Dance
Friday, May 12, 2017
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
8th Grade Promotion
Monday, May 22, 2017
Big Surf Outing
Friday, May 19, 2017
Last Day of School
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Early Release 2:00 pm 





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