5th Graders Move Up Virtually

Posted on 06/20/2020
This year's Moving Up Ceremony for Edgemont's 5th graders was unique, to say the least. On Friday, June 19th, students and their families tuned in to a Webex meeting with Mr. Freeman, teachers and staff members. After a few words from Mr. Freeman, a pre-recorded, modified Moving Up Ceremony was broadcast. The ceremony was complete with the Pledge of Allegiance, Star-Spangled Banner and a rendition of Lift Ev'ry Voice performed by Edgemont's students. Following opening remarks by Mr. Freeman, the Student Speaker, a former Edgemont student and current 6th grader from Glenfield offered advice to students on starting middle school. Next, our 5th grade teachers, Mrs. Passamano and Mrs. Sheehan said a few words filled with encouragement, pride and a touch of sadness as they said good-bye to their students. The presentation of the Class of 2020 included names, announced by Mr. Freeman, along with a picture of each student. Music teacher Mr. Mellman said a few words followed by a performance of Edgemont's School Song by some 5th graders and their families. The ceremony continued with a slideshow of memories from events over the course of school year before it was interrupted. Mr. Freeman closed the ceremony with some words of encouragement and advice for our "graduating" 5th graders.

On Saturday, June 20th, teachers and staff waved and clapped from the circle of Edgemont School as students and their families drove by in a socially distant "processional." Students were met at the end of the driveway by their 5th grade team of teachers to receive certificates, a gift bag, and to snap a quick picture with their teachers. 

Unconventional? Yes, but still a wonderful way to see off the Class of 2020! Good luck to all as they move up to Middle Schoo1!

Ms. Passamano and Ms. Sheehan snap a picture with a student
Edgemont's 5th grade team

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