Under the direction of music teacher Kristen Wright, students sing for parents and family members in the packed gymnasium.
Proud parents and family members packed the gymnasium at Alcott Elementary School on Thursday morning, May 23, as fifth graders participated in a graduation ceremony of sorts, ushering them into their middle school journey. The event kicked off when they sang two musical selections, The Star Spangled Banner and Lean on Me (using guitars, xylophones/metallophones, drums and shakers). After the entertainment portion of the program, Principal Earl Rahm addressed the crowd, along with all four fifth grade teachers. Every student walked across the stage when their name was called and future ambitions were announced. The school celebrated the departing youngsters with a “clap out” at the conclusion of the ceremony.