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Movin’ on up to the Middle School

on June 22, 2016

photo of student receiving awardOn Wed., June 22, fourth-grade students at Park Avenue celebrated “moving up” to fifth-grade and the Middle School next year with a Fourth-Grade Moving Up Ceremony, held at the Warwick Valley High School Auditorium.

The ceremony kicked off with words from Principal Wood, the Pledge of Allegiance, and the introduction of guests, which included Superintendent Dr. David Leach and Board of Education President Mrs. Lynn Lillian.

Members of the Park Avenue Student Council were recognized by Mrs. Vanderkruik, and council members Emma Hughes, Samantha Brady, Olivia Holland and Brooke Weyant each addressed the audience in prepared remarks that reflected on their time at Park Avenue.

The New York State Attorney General’s Triple “C” Awards were given to Melanie Garby and Charles Phipps. Triple “C” award winners are nominated by their teachers. The award recognizes students for their courage, character and commitment, exemplified in both their academic achievements and service outside of the classroom.

Melanie Garby and Charles Phipps received the NYS Attorney General's Triple "C" award.

Melanie Garby and Charles Phipps received the NYS Attorney General’s Triple “C” award.

Fourth-grade students who have not missed a day of school were recognized with Perfect Attendance awards, and “WISE” awards were given to Samantha Beckles, Nico Carrillo, Brianna Chinas, Maria Kayser and James Unger.

After all the fourth-graders received their certificates of completion, the students sang “Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride”, a song they chose themselves to sing at the ceremony.

Ms. Wood recognized Amy Buliung and Josephine Costanza for their tireless work with the PTA. Vanessa Holland presented the Class Gift, and finally, Ms. Wood delivered her closing remarks.

Congratulations to all the Park Avenue fourth-graders, and best wishes for continued success at Warwick Valley Middle School.

To view a photo album of the Park Avenue Moving Up ceremony, visit the District’s Facebook page. (You do not need a Facebook account to view the photos.)

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