BRMS 8th Grade Awards and Graduation Information

Textbook collection for In-Person 8th graders will be Tuesday, June 15th, and Wednesday, June 16th.  In-person students will be returning their books to their subject teachers on those days.
 

  • All students will receive their diploma, any award certificates, and yearbook if one was purchased. Students attending graduation will also receive their graduation gown and tickets. All items will be distributed in school on Thursday, June 17th.


Textbook collection for Virtual 8th grade students will be Tuesday, June 15th, and Wednesday, June 16thfrom Noon-3:30pm

  • All students will receive their diploma, any award certificates, and yearbook if one was purchased. Students attending graduation will also receive their graduation gown and tickets at that time

 

Graduation Information

Please click on the link below for BRMS graduation directions at Basilone Field at the Bridgewater-Raritan High School, 600 Garretson Road on Monday, June 21st at 2:00pm. (Rain date June 22nd at 2:00pm).

2021 BRMS Graduation at Basilone Field

The next link is an alphabetical list of all 8th grade students participating in our graduation ceremony, and the number indicating each student's seat.  Upon arrival, students will enter the field area and find their seat. 

2021 Graduation Student List with seat numbers

Monday June 21st- Gates open at 12:45 Ceremony begins promptly at 2:00

Basilone Field at BRHS

The ceremony is rain or shine and will only be cancelled in the event of a forecast of thunder and lightning.  In the event of severe weather, the rain date for the ceremony is Tuesday, June 22nd at 2:00.  Students and parents will be sent additional detailed information on Monday.    

  • Each graduate will be given 6 tickets. 

  • Attire for graduates  is business casual and all graduates must wear the graduation gown 

  • Students must attend their classes on the day of graduation.  8th Grade students are permitted to take their classes virtually on the day of graduation (Monday, June 21st).  Parents should notify the school that their child will be virtual on that day if they would prefer this option.

  • Parking is limited, so please consider carpooling.

  • Since the graduation is at the BRHS which is in session on June 21st, parents should not arrive on campus prior to 12:45 as there will be limited parking until the staff and students depart.

  • For our guests, social distancing is not required and face masks are not required. However, based on CDC guidance, it is still recommended that unvaccinated individuals continue wearing a face-covering in public spaces to protect themselves and others.

  • There will not be a processional; graduates have been given a number and  we will be sharing a seating diagram with students and parents.  Students will report directly to their seats when they arrive at the stadium.  Seats will be numbered and have the student’s name on it. Students are permitted to bring an unopened bottle of water to have at their seat. Parents may want to sit on the side of the stadium corresponding with the side their child is sitting on so please check the diagram.  

  • PTO has hired 2 photographers to take pictures of the graduates.  The photographer will create  a digital repository of the pictures for parents.  If you do not want your child’s picture taken and included in the repository, please send an email to Mbivaletz@brrsd.k12.nj.us.  Parents who would like access to the link of photographs are asked to pay $5.00 to the PTO by using this link  PTO Graduation Pictures  or by sending a check  made payable to BRMS PTO to the main office, attention Ms. Bivaletz.   This will enable you to download and print your child’s pictures. 

 8th Grade End-of-Year Celebration

We are planning an end-of-year, in-person celebration for our graduates. This celebration will take place outdoors, following Covid guidelines, on Tuesday, June 22nd between 9am and 11am.  All 8th grade students will be given a survey during school the week of June 7th asking if they would like to participate in this in-person activity so that we can plan accordingly.  Virtual students who indicate they would like to participate, will be permitted to attend.  The event will include a DJ, ice cream, games, and more. Virtual students who do not choose to participate in this activity will have the opportunity to participate in an alternate virtual activity.  Congratulations to all our graduates!

 T-Shirt Winner

Congratulations to Harsha Balamurugan for creating our winning design for the 8th Grade Class Shirts! She will be receiving a $25 gift card from the PTO. Thank you to all the students that submitted designs! Emily Monti was our random drawing winner and will receive a $15 gift card from the PTO. 

 The winning design shirts and some other BR Class of 2025 apparel are now on sale at EmbroidMe of Raritan. You can order online and pickup in store or have items delivered to your home!

https://brmsclass2025.itemorder.com/sale

 

8th Grade Awards Information

We invite our entire BRMS community to view our 8th grade virtual Awards presentation which is Monday June 14th, at 7:00 p.m.  The link, BRMS 2021 Virtual Awards Presentation will be available starting at that time.  You will not be able to view the presentation before then.   The link can also be found on our website, 8th Grade Awards and Graduation Information.  If your child is receiving an award, you would have received an email on Wednesday, June 9th. 

 Congratulations to all of our 2021 award recipients!