Last Friday was our last day of virtual learning for our graduating sixth graders, and while graduation has been delayed, we still found ways to celebrate the class of 2020!
Teachers and staff visited graduates to deliver yard signs, mementos and gifts to each sixth grader, and even got to see most of them (from a safe distance).
To wrap up their last week as City Academy students, the sixth grade teachers hosted a Zoom call for all graduates, faculty, and staff. The graduates were given the opportunity to speak about their time at City Academy and say goodbye, and faculty and staff shared words of wisdom and encouragement:
“Keep working hard and follow your dreams.”
“Don’t be afraid to lean into challenges.”
“I’ve seen you from kindergarten, I’ve watched you all the way to now, and I know that you have everything that it takes to be successful. I cannot wait to see how you change the landscape of our city, state and world.”
This class faced challenges that we never could have imagined at the beginning of their student careers, but they met their goals and are ready to move on to secondary school. While some decisions have been placed on hold, many of these graduates have already been accepted to competitive independent secondary schools in St. Louis. They are sure to succeed wherever they end up, and we are pleased to welcome them all to the outstanding group of City Academy ALUMNI!