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Moving Up Information 2022

Dear 8th Grade Families,

Spring is here, and with it, students’ excitement for end-of-year school events.  The LMK Moving Up Ceremony is a particularly special occasion that recognizes your children's accomplishments over the past three years as they move on to high school.  We look forward to a wonderful and festive Moving Up Ceremony for the LMK Class of 2022. 

I have outlined information about the Moving Up Ceremony. Please read the important procedures and protocols carefully.

  • Day/Time/Location: 

    • Date: Thursday, June 23, 2022

    • Ceremony Start Time: 5:00 PM 

    • Arrival Time for Students: 4:00 PM 

    • Location: Harrison High School Performing Arts Center

  • Student Attendance: If your child is unable to attend the Moving Up Ceremony, please inform Mr. Scott Spector, Assistant Principal, by June 17 (, 914-630-3034)

  • Ceremony Tickets: 

    • Each family will receive two tickets for the 8th Grade Moving Up Ceremony. 

    • Tickets will be distributed to students during the rehearsals in the final week of school.  

    • It is important that students attend the in-school rehearsals; however, if your child is absent on the day tickets are distributed they may be picked up in the main office after school.

    • Families may request 1-2 extra tickets, however, these additional seats may be located in the High School Student Union where the ceremony will be live-streamed. We can not guarantee seating in the HPAC for more than two guests.  If you are requesting additional tickets you may use this Google Form. Please complete the request form no later than May 27, 2022.

  • Live Streaming: The ceremony will be live-streamed via a link on the district website for those who are unable to attend the ceremony in person.

  • Parking: Parking for the moving up ceremony will be available on-site at Harrison High School.   

  • Arrival and Pickup Procedures:

    • Students are to arrive for the Moving Up Ceremony no later than 4:00 pm.

    • Families can meet their children after the ceremony in the Harrison High School Student Union and patio area outside. 

  • Ceremony: The ceremony will include live speeches by students, administration, and the Board of Education.  Additionally, each 8th grader’s name will be announced as they cross the stage to receive a certificate from the principal.

  • Behavioral Guidelines and Student Attire:  Please acknowledge that you and your child have reviewed this information by completing this Google Form. 

    • Each student is expected to behave in an appropriate and respectful manner. 

    • Students should dress neatly and There should be no eating, drinking, or gum chewing during the ceremony.

    • Polite applause is welcomed and encouraged, but there should be no yelling, whistling, or excessive unruly cheering.

    • Each student is expected to dress neatly and appropriately and to conform to the following dress code. Boys are expected to wear a collared dress shirt and khaki/dress slacks.  Girls are expected to wear dress slacks or a skirt and a blouse or a dress. All blouses must have sleeves; no spaghetti straps, tank tops, or halter style tops are allowed. Students who have any questions as to whether or not their clothing is acceptable should ask an assistant principal or me about it before the day of the ceremony.

  • Photographs: Opportunities to take pictures during the ceremony are restricted. Parents will NOT be allowed to leave their seats and approach the stage to take photographs during the ceremony.  A district photographer will take photographs of all graduates as they receive their certificates. These pictures will be posted on the district website. 

  • Guests with a Disability: Provisions will be made to accommodate guests with a disability. If you have a guest who requires these accommodations, please contact Scott Spector ( at 914-630-3039.   

We are excited to celebrate this memorable event together.


Scott Fried