Loomis Grammar School eighth-graders mark milestone June 1

By: Carol Percy, Reporter
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What:  Loomis Grammar School eighth-grade promotion ceremony

When: 7 to 8 p.m. June 1

Where:  Del Oro High School gymnasium, 3301 Taylor Road, Loomis

Info:  652-7243

After eight years of elementary school, 335 Loomis Union School District students will matriculate to Del Oro High School in August. These students will attend a promotion ceremony June 1 at the Del Oro High School Golden Eagle Stadium.

The promotion ceremony is open to the public.

And although the promotion certificates will mark an important step forward in their lives, many students said they have mixed feelings about moving on to “the big school.”

The following Loomis Grammar School eighth-graders shared their thoughts about moving on to high school.

Autumn Sanderson: “I’m feeling excited about my transition to high school. I look forward to meeting new people and experiencing new things!”

Alivia Bartlett: “I am very excited to go into high school and meet new people but I’m also very nervous since it will all be so new to me.”

Jessica Beavers: “Going to high school can feel overwhelming but being with my best friends will make the transition easy.”

Addie Pearl Mathias: “I am very excited for high school  next year because of all the classes I get to take but I’m sad to be leaving all the great teachers that have helped me through the years at Loomis Grammar.”

In addition to teachers helping students get ready academically for the challenges of high school, Loomis Grammar School arranged visits from Del Oro High School counselors and high school students, according to Carrie Marovich. Marovich is an eighth-grade language arts and social studies teacher at Loomis Grammar School.

The eighth-graders learned about the kinds of classes they can take next year and how they will be supported when they arrive on the Del Oro High School campus in the fall, Marovich said. 

“The super-spirited Del Oro Wings (Leadership Class) students also visited our students in April to tell them about all the clubs, activities and sports available to them once they get there,” Marovich said. “Our students are ready and excited to take this next big step.” Following the promotion ceremony, a dance will be held at Del Oro High School for all the district’s promoting eighth-graders, according to Marovich.


Carol R. Percy can be reached at or 916-774-7967.