DLAMMS 8th Grade Promotion

DLAMMS Celebrates Promotion of 50 Students
Posted on 06/25/2018
DLAMMS promotion

On Monday, June 18, Dual Language & Arts Magnet Middle School (DLAMMS) celebrated its class of 50 outgoing 8th graders in a promotion ceremony planned and run completely by the students.

The DLAMMS gym was filled with proud parents, families, and educators to cheer on the graduates as they crossed the stage to receive their certificates.  

During the ceremony, Principal Christina Chamberlain welcomed the crowd and spoke of the importance of the class sitting next to her. They started at the school at the same time that she became principal, and she shared some memories and lessons learned from their time together.

“On your first day of 6th grade, I had been the principal here for just over a week,” said Chamberlain. “We were all a little nervous then, but I can’t tell you how proud I am of the school that we, along with your teachers and families, have built together over the last 540 days.”

The ceremony also included four speeches from outgoing students, who took this time to reflect on the impact that their time at DLAMMS had on them.

The class left its mark on DLAMMS with a legacy that goes beyond academics. The students helped create a 6th grade mentoring program, an annual kickball tournament, a Hispanic Heritage Day, a knitting club, a student-led open house model and a specialized STEM class. Among many achievements, the class was comprised of the founding members of their rock band, members of the leadership academy, National Junior Honor Society, and its robotics team has been recognized as one of the best in the state through a number of competitions.

Story by Gabrielle Coburn