Discoveries Preschool held its 2nd annual graduation ceremony on the evening of Thursday, May 18th. This year the ceremony was held in the front yard of the school due to the overwhelming attendance at last year’s celebration!
The class of 2017 had 24 graduates, most of them in the Mustang class. The children practiced for many weeks prior to the ceremony with the help of Miss Dawn and Miss Jessica. Two songs were to be performed with choreographed moments and loud enthusiastic voices.
The first song was the song we used from last year. “We’re Moving up to Kindergarten”. A lively tune that stuck in your head like bubble gum. “You’ve Got a Friend” was the 2nd song. It was from the movie Toy Story sung by Randy Newman.
The ceremony began with Pomp and Circumstance playing as the graduates appeared in traditional Graduation hats. Chairs were placed in front with the children’s name on them. A welcoming speech was made by Miss Silvia and then the songs were performed. Both songs were well received.
Next came the handing out of the diplomas. We had practiced accepting the diploma in one hand and the handshake with the other. That evening a few crossed hands were mixed up and laughs and clapping were given.
One of the graduate’s families had a special history with Miss Dawn. Her father was one of Miss Dawn’s students 30 years prior. After the diplomas were given the class of 2017 danced out of the ceremony to the tune of “I just want to celebrate”.
Following the ceremony photos were taken. Gifts and flowers were also part of the celebration. Refreshments and drinks were provided. A great time was had by all.
Miss Dawn received many wonderful comments in the following days.
Get ready for the class of 2018. Some of them already know the song “We’re moving up to Kindergarten”!