A Year to Remember

May Moore and John Quincy Adams Primary Schools culminated a year of learning and laughter with moving-up ceremonies at their respective buildings. The district’s second-grade class came together to celebrate their achievements and look forward to their new adventures at John F. Kennedy Intermediate School in the fall. The festive mornings featured a presentation of the class, which was highlighted with student academic, community service and attendance awards. Students also expressed their talents through musical performances and thanked their buildings’ respective PTAs for their support throughout the school year.

May Moore second-graders wore signature maroon school shirts and sung the school song, performing the tune in English, Italian and Spanish. To conclude the ceremony, students showed their patriotism by waving American flags as they marked the end of the school year. At John Quincy Adams Elementary School, “Where Falcons Learn to Fly,” the inspirational poem “Children Are Like Balloons” set the stage for a joyful ceremony. In addition to the moving-up tradition, the class left their mark with a tree-planting ceremony. Students gathered on the school’s lawn to help fill the hole with dirt where their new crape myrtle tree stands. The school also unveiled their lettered sign and entrance fence donated by local business Gappsi with a PTA-led ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Abraham Lincoln’s pre-kindergartners invited their families for a day of entertainment at their “All Aboard…Next Stop Kindergarten!” presentation. The children performed unique choreographed songs and dances that conveyed important messages of friendship and learning with numbers such as “Me Complete,” “I’ve Been Working Hard in Pre-K” and “I Am Special.”