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8th Grade Promotion - Register and reserve your seats now!

posted May 7, 2019, 4:11 PM by KMS Hornets   [ updated May 7, 2019, 4:29 PM ]

The 2019 8th grade promotion ceremony will take place on Monday, May 20, 2019 at the Austin ISD Performing Arts Center. Please log in through your student's AISD Cloud account to access the registration form no later than May 14, 2019. Due to limited seating, all families must register to save a maximum of 3 seats in the audience. Read below for additional frequently asked questions related to this event. We look forward to celebrating with all of our 8th grade students!


  1. Who is invited?

    1. 8th grade students at Kealing Middle School and no more than 3 guests per student. There are 400 8th grade students and the PAC can only seat 1200 people. Please register to attend here.

  1. Are students required to attend?

    1. Students are not required to attend but they are highly encouraged to attend this culminating celebration of their middle school career. All students attending must be accompanied by an adult.

  1. What time should students be seated?

    1. Students should arrive no later than 5:45 pm and be seated in their assigned seats by 6:00 pm. Students who have registered will have a reserved seat.

  1. How much does it cost?

    1. There is no cost to attend nor ticket required. Completing the reservation document will help us in our estimations.

  1. How long will the ceremony last?

    1. We expect the ceremony to last no longer than 1.5 hours.

  1. What about transportation?

    1. The PAC has covered parking but it is limited. Kealing Middle School will provide transportation from Kealing Middle School to the PAC and back at no cost. It is strongly suggested to make a reservation for seats here by May 16th. The bus will depart no later than 5:30 pm and return soon after the end of the ceremony. This is not a shuttle!

  1. Do I need to bring anything?

    1. No.

  1. What is the required student attire?

    1. Each student will cross the stage individually we are asking students to dress nicely.

  1. Can I bring balloons?

    1. No! Please respect the rules of the PAC – no balloons, no confetti, no glitter, nor anything that can be thrown in the air in celebration that will fall to the ground. In addition, no outside food or beverages are allowed inside the PAC.

  1. Will there be child care?

    1. No