Eighth Grade

8th Grade Student Announcements

Welcome Eighth Grade Students and Families!

We have so much important information to share!

Important Dates:

8th Grade Pictures:  Friday, February 22nd, 2019

8th Grade Graduation Trip:  Thursday, June 6th, 2019

8th Grade Dress Rehearsal/Picnic Luncheon:  Thursday, June 13th, 2019

Graduation Day:  Friday, June 14th, 2019

Graduation Dinner/Dance:  Friday, June 14th, 2019 (Porretta’s Banquet)

Graduation Fees:

Mandatory Graduation Fee $40.00 – (Fees due no later than May 3rd, 2019)

   (Includes Cap and Gown, Diploma Cover, 2 sets of Ribbons, Graduation Tickets and Class Gift)

Optional Fees:



8th Grade Graduation Trip – $100.00 (This trip is optional and not included in Student Fee)

(A deposit of $25.00 will be required by February 25th – final payment due no later than May 6th)


8th Grade Commencement DVD $20.00

Yearbook Dedication:  $25.00 ¼ page, $50 Half page, or $100 full page ad.

(Credit Card payments can be made via our website on E-pay. Cash or Money Orders taken in the office – Partial payments accepted).

Commencement Ticket Policy:

Students receive 5 tickets each.  Tickets must be presented at the door, all participants attending including infants and children must have a ticket by Ordinance of the City of Chicago Fire Department.  Siblings of graduates will attend Graduation Dress Rehearsal to avoid missing a day of instruction. 

Request Additional Tickets Here:

Please note: Requests will be handled on a first come/first serve basis.  Tickets will be distributed 2-3 days prior to the graduation; students will be asked to write their name on the back of each ticket and ticket number as well.

Graduation Raffle Tickets are being sold soon!

Enter as many times as you would like to win

  • 1st Prize – Premium Seating Reserved Front Row for Four .
  • 2nd Prize – Premium Parking for One using Mr Toledo’s Spot.

We are looking for parents to assist our 7th/8th grade fundraising committee with fundraising efforts for your children!

Please contact Virginia Sabella at vsabella70@comcast.net at 773.736.4386

Join their facebook page at OA Thorp Class of 2019


If you have any questions feel free to email mesanabria@cps.edu.