Elementaries Celebrate at Moving Ups

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Fifth graders at John F. Kennedy and Ruth C. Kinney elementary schools took the next step in their educational careers in preparing for middle school, celebrating at two memorable moving up ceremonies, held at the high school’s auditorium on June 19 for RCK and June 20 for JFK. Hundreds of parents and family members were on hand to cheer as the students received congratulations as well as numerous academic and other awards.

“The moving up event represents the end of the children’s elementary education and the beginning of their secondary education,” said JFK Principal Deborah Smith. “It was a joyous day of celebration and accomplishment of the final year at JFK. We wish the children a fabulous summer and best of luck in East Islip Middle School, where we know they will continue to shine.”

“Over the past year here at RCK, I had the privilege of getting to know these fine young boys and girls,” said Principal Janet Jones. “They are an enthusiastic and inquisitive group of young minds, who I am sure will thrive in the middle school. I know they will take with them the virtues and character education that has been instilled in them here at RCK to help them grow to become productive members of society. On behalf of the entire RCK family, we wish them the best of luck in the years to come.”