Fifth Grade Promotion Banquet

Once again, the end of our school year will mark the promotion of another class of fifth graders to Sixth Grade and the Upper School. This is a monumental accomplishment for our students, and we could not be prouder of the work they have done. To mark this momentous occasion, we will be holding a very special Promotion Ceremony for our Fifth Grade scholars.

When and Where

We are thrilled to announce that this year our Promotion and Sorting Ceremony will take place within the context of a formal banquet at Grapevine Convention Center. We strongly encourage all current 5th Graders and their parents to attend.

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Grapevine Convention Center
1209 South Main Street
Grapevine, Texas 76051

Doors open at 5:30pm.

Banquet Dinner

Dinner will be an Italian buffet including meat or vegetarian lasagna, salad, and dessert.


To cover the cost of the delicious dinner and event, admission is $20/person.
All tickets  must be purchased by 5pm on Monday, May 16th.

Purchase Your Family’s Promotion Admission 

Please note, that to help ensure that all Fifth Grade students and parents are able to attend, for the first few days that tickets are on sale, we are politely discouraging purchasing tickets for siblings or other family members. As the deadline to purchase approaches, if it appears that there is sufficient space for others, we will reach out to let families know.

House Sorting

As part of the celebration, students will be sorted into their respective Upper School houses. Representatives from the Upper School, including Upper School Headmaster Dr. Amber Dyer and the new Middle School Head of School Mariel Mueller, 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 the event dressed in more formal attire. 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.

Reception at Pop Factory

To give all our fifth graders an opportunity to visit and celebrate their promotion together, we 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 on Wednesday, May 25th. A Great Hearts Irving parent 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! House shirts will be on sale for $10 following the Promotion Ceremony as well as at the Pop Factory reception the following afternoon. 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.

For questions about our Promotion Ceremony and Banquet, please reach out to