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8th Grade Transition Week

8th Grade Transition Week

8TH GRADE TRANSITION WEEK

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6 - FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9

Learn About Westmark's Vibrant Upper School Programs During Both Parent and Student-Oriented Events

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SHADOW DAYS

All 8th grade students will be scheduled for one Shadow Day
on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday of this week. 
Students and parents will be notified of your student's
scheduled Shadow Day.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6

8:00 - 10:00 am
Upper School Preview 
for 8th Grade Parents and Guardians

Learn about our Upper School Curriculum, Programs, Student Life and College Counseling
*a light breakfast will be served* 

Please RSVP below so we can accommodate on-campus parking.

For those unable to attend in person, we will Livestream this session and will send a link the day before.

RSVP FOR UPPER SCHOOL PREVIEW

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7

Table Talk - Upper School Student Life
for 8th Grade Students 

A "talking tables" session designed for rising 9th graders 
to learn directly from current Upper School students 
about the signature programs and unique experiences 
at Westmark Upper School. Includes: 
 
Eye-to-Eye/WestLAB/Performing Arts/
Civic Service/Athletics/Internships/Navigating Social Life/
Diversity & Affinity Groups/
Middle School vs. Upper School Experience/
Student Council/Upper School Trips/
Extracurricular Involvement


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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9

X-Period 
for 8th Grade Students 

8th graders will take part in Upper School X-Period.

X-Periods are interest-based electives.  Each semester, Upper School students work with Upper School faculty to explore their affinities and interests through weekly elective programs. 

Shadow Days

SHADOW DAYS

Shadow Days provide an opportunity for all current 8th graders to be paired with an Upper School 'buddy' and experience an Upper School morning schedule as a rising 9th grader with a bird's-eye view of Upper School Student Life, both in and out of the classroom.

Julie Porter
Director of Middle School

818-986-5045 ext. 357
jporter@westmarkschool.org