Elementary School Students Celebrate A New Academic Chapter
Elementary school students celebrated their successes during their primary years of education and now look forward to entering a future of new and more challenging academic experiences at Jonas E. Salk and Wisdom Lane middle schools.
As part of the district's moving up tradition, the faculty and staff at Abbey Lane, East Broadway, Gardiners Avenue, Lee Road, Northside and Summit Lane elementary schools recognized the students with awards and celebratory speeches during their respective ceremonies.
Each of the principals and honored guests dispensed words of wisdom. Abbey Lane Principal Dr. George Maurer told the students that their elementary moving up is just one of the milestones in their lives. "You will not get there alone, so along the way stop and thank the people who help you." Northside School Principal Frank Mortillaro asked his students to "show your best" at all times, be kind and have the best day ever, while Summit Lane Principal Keith Squillacioti encouraged the students to "continue to play like a champion." In addition, Assistant Superintendent for Instruction Todd Winch advised the students to become involved at the middle school as soon as possible. "Take all that middle school has to offer," he remarked. "Your involvement will position you for high school."
After the ceremonial speeches, choral selections, recognitions and special readings, the students were presented one-by-one with their certificates of completion to the applause of parents and family. They then joined their families for refreshments and said goodbye to classmates for the summer recess.