Fifth Grade Promotion & Sorting

Six years ago, Great Hearts Irving first opened its doors. The end of our school year will mark the promotion of that year’s Kindergarten class from Fifth Grade to the Upper School. This is a wonderful milestone for our school and a monumental accomplishment for our students, and we could not be prouder of the work they have done, particularly within the last year.

To mark this occasion, we will be holding a Promotion Ceremony for our Fifth Grade scholars. It will take place on the Lower School campus on Tuesday, May 25th starting at 1pm.

House Sorting

As part of the celebration, students will be sorted into their respective Upper School houses. Representatives from the Upper School, including the new Upper School Headmaster Dr. Amber Dyer, will be present to welcome them. The ceremony will also include a poetry recitation by our students, a recognition of our prefects, and a goodly amount of other pomp and circumstance.

Student Attire

Such a notable occasion also calls for an elevated degree of formality. We ask that our Fifth Grade students come to school dressed in more formal attire for the day. We will use the standard School Concert Dress Code described below (also found on page 101 of the Lower School Family Handbook):

  • Boys: Black or dark dress pants with a white dress shirt, black or dark belt, black or dark necktie, and dress shoes.
  • Girls: Black or dark, modest-length dress or skirt with a white blouse/top, and dress shoes or dress sandals.

How to Participate

Unfortunately, due to the protocols in place regarding visitors on campus we are unable to host parents and family attendees in person. Instead, the event will be streamed live online for families to enjoy. To protect students’ privacy, a unique Zoom link has been created that will be shared privately with parents of Fifth Grade scholars via email prior to the event. We ask that families please not share this link outside family members of our school community.

Reception at Pop Factory

To give all our fifth graders an opportunity to visit and celebrate their promotion together, our PSO will be hosting an informal reception for Fifth Grade families at Pop Factory adjacent to Toyota Music Factory in Las Colinas from 4 to 6pm. One of our Fifth Grade parents has generously sponsored a Buy One Pop, Get One Free coupon for all our Fifth Grade scholars to use at the reception, which will be given to them following the Promotion Ceremony.

House Shirts

Fifth Graders who have just been sorted into their Upper School house will be able to purchase their new House Shirt the same day! PSO will be selling House shirts for $10 at the Pop Factory reception. Please bring check or cash.

We eagerly look forward to celebrating our Fifth Grade students as they matriculate to a new year, a new grade level, and a new Great Hearts Irving campus.