People often ask me why we make such a big deal out of 8th grade graduation. They think it's silly to treat 8th graders like they are graduation High School and normally, I would agree. But we have a unique experience at St. Patrick School. Many of our students start with us in PreK, so they end up being at St. Patrick School for ten years! In fact, the year I began teaching at St. Patrick School, our current 8th graders were in the PreK class with Miss Mary, so I have literally watched these kids grow up.
When we celebrate our 8th grade graduation, we aren't just celebrating a successful end to their grade school years, we are celebrating the childhood that they spend in our building.
Today, we introduced our 8th grade graduates to our parish community, because without the support of our parish, this amazing school wouldn't be possible!