Fourth-Graders Move On Up

Fourth-Graders Move On Up photo

With their loved ones applauding their success and accomplishments, students across the district’s four elementary schools celebrated their completion of fourth grade in beautiful moving up ceremonies on June 20.

With Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kishore Kuncham and Board of Education President Michael Pomerico in attendance at New Visions, standout students were presented with a variety of notable awards: former board of education member and Legislator Debra Mulé presented Abigail Brewster with the 2018 D.E.E.P. Award for her dedication to community service, enthusiasm in education, excellence in character and participation in extracurricular activities. Angel Sorto and Chase McCullough were presented with the True Leader Award by retiring Principal Renee Crump-Dedmon for displaying character, courage and commitment in school, at home and in their daily lives. Each fourth grade class teacher then announced the names of the students moving up, and the school’s Glee Club performed a heartfelt song in honor of their principal.

“Boys and girls, today marks the beginning of a new and exciting adventure,” Crump-Dedmon said. “As you move on to Atkinson, I want you to remember the lessons you have learned here at New Visions: to always be kind, caring, respectful, responsible, safe and always ready to learn. It has been my pleasure to watch you grow and change. Thank you for allowing me to be your principal.”

The district’s moving up ceremonies celebrated students’ achievements in elementary school as they prepare for the next chapter in their academic careers.