8th Grade Graduation Information

8th Grade Graduation Dues and Celebration


We will share some important spring dates, procedures and opportunities related to graduating from East Side Middle School here in the next few months! Thanks to fantastic fundraising efforts, including the hotel raffle, the fees for both graduation and the cruise have been lowered to help all families!

Below is the information for 2024 GRADUATION!

Graduation Form

Please click here to complete a form regarding diplomas and graduation tickets. Please complete this form by March 22!

Graduation Ceremony

Tuesday, June 18
92nd St Y 
1395 Lexington Avenue (91/92 St) 

Graduation dues: $155
Dues pay for a yearbook and the ceremony: cap & gown, auditorium rental, reception, diploma & program.

Graduation Dinner Cruise

Tuesday, June 18
6-9:00pm - Cornucopia Destiny will leave from a West Side Pier. More info to come!

Dinner cruise dues: $130

Important 8th Grade Graduation Information

Important 8th Grade Dates

(Specific dates updated later in the year)

April 11-12, 2024 - NYS ELA Exam
May 15-17, 2024 - 8th Gr Science Testing
June 4, 2024 - Algebra I Regents Exam
June 18, 2024 - 9am Graduation Ceremony
June 18, 2024 - 6pm Dinner Cruise
June 24, 2024 - NYS Spanish Proficiency Exam
June 26, 2024 - Last day of school. Diplomas distributed.

All post-graduation days continue to count toward attendance.

If a student will not be in school on June 26, they may either pick up their diploma over the summer or submit a self-addressed 9x12" envelope with 2 stamps.


March 31, 2024 - Deadline to upload yearbook portrait & baby photo
April 30, 2024 - Deadline to buy yearbook ads
Photo uploads here

Do not buy a yearbook unless you need multiple copies - one is included with your graduation dues.

On the yearbook site, you may also buy and design a quarter, half or full page ad to celebrate your graduate! In the past, these ads have included things like family & pet photos, friend group pictures, student artwork etc. in addition to a message from you. Ads print in all students' books.

Please reach out with any questions to:
Beth Servetar, Parent Coordinator