Thursday, June 21, 2007

Class of 2011

Congrats to the class of 2011 who promoted today from 8th grade. Woohoo, they are out of middle school and now freshman in high school!! Some of you may be wondering, "what's the big deal? It's just 8th grade, it's just middle school?" That may seem true to most of us, but my fellow teachers and I have learned that the parents of our students put so much emphasis on this rite of passage because many of them aren't sure they will get to see their child in cap and gown at high school graduation. Sad, but true. Sure, most of our students do make it all the way, but there is that slight chance that they might not, so parents go all out for this small but significant social activity.

You would think our quad area would lift off and fly away with the shear number of balloons in attendance.