Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The Graduates

First Alyssa graduated from elementary school.

The students sang a farewell song:
The sun goes down 
The stars come out 
And all that counts is here and now. 
Lakeland Hills will never be the same 
We're glad you came, We're glad you came.

Alyssa had the same teacher that Caleb had for fifth grade.  She retired this year.

Lys was part of the first graduating class of our elementary school, meaning they are the first students to complete kindergarten through fifth grade at Lakeland Hills.  It's been such a great school.  I hate that she's old enough to leave.

Next, Caleb graduated from middle school.  On to high school?  No way, say it ain't so.  I just can't believe it!

His choir sang the opening and closing songs of the graduation ceremony.  They started with "Goodnight My Someone" and ended with "Bohemian Rhapsody."  Choir's been a really great experience for Caleb.

Each graduate had their name read and a certificate was presented.

This is probably his favorite middle school teacher:

At the conclusion of the ceremony, the principal said, "...by the power vested in me by the Auburn School District, I now pronounce you...FRESHMEN!"

It wasn't necessarily a milestone year for Natty but she was very successful in first grade and had a wonderful teacher that she gets to keep again for second grade.  We're so excited!


(Totally didn't know that acronym until I read the signed yearbooks and my kids explained it to me. :))


Erin said...

Congrats to all! I still can't get over how tiny Alyssa looks with the rest of her classmates!

SuburbiaMom said...

Milestone city for you!

Chad said...

Make them quit growing! Exciting times for sure!

Emily said...

Awesome! And loving the strawberries- totally stealing!

Craythorn Family said...

I can't believe you have a child that is going to be a freshman! Where has the time gone?