IRVINGTON, N.Y. -- Fourth- and fifth-graders at Main Street School have a rounded education to draw from as they look ahead to middle school.
The students officially "moved up" in a special ceremony June 22.
Their principal Joyce Chapnick recounted a trip to the United Nations, a fundraiser for the Malala Fund, and Hike for Humanity among worldly pursuits, while a school barbecue and building a garden helped shape them into becoming "successful members of the school community," she said.
“During your time at MSS you have been readers, writers, scientists, historians, mathematicians, artists, musicians and above all else, you have been thinkers,” Chapnick said.
“Not only have you found success academically, but you have also developed your character.”
Chapnick said the students were well prepared to become successful sixth- graders and take on any challenge in middle school. They had leaned what it means to be a global citizen and had demonstrated themselves as such in multiple ways both in the classroom and outside of school.
The Class of 2023 students received a certificate and welcome from Irvington Middle School Principal David Sottile and Assistant Principal Allyson Daley at the ceremony.