Green Meadow’s fifth graders were celebrated by family and school staff at their Moving Up Ceremony on Wednesday morning.
Principal Daniel Garab congratulated the students and wished them well as they continue their education at Howard L. Goff Middle School next year.
“A celebration such as this is bitter-sweet,” Mr. Garab said. “It’s a turning point not only in the students’ lives, but in the parents’ as well. Your child will have spent more time at Green Meadow during their public school career than any other school in the district. It’s difficult to say goodbye, yet the future is so exciting.”
Student Council president Ada Wu reflected on the years she and her classmates spent learning and growing at Green Meadow while giving thanks to the teachers.
“No matter where we go or what we do in this great big world, we will hopefully never forget that we owe it all to you,” Ms. Wu said. “Good or bad, long or short, we will always remember this place and its wonderful staff.”
After the students received certificates from Mr. Garab, they danced to the song “Can’t Stop the Feeling” by Justin Timberlake.
Green Meadow 5th graders dance their way out of elementary school! pic.twitter.com/iE0Cyp9Ops
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