Fifth-grader Gracie Windsor is going to miss Oakley, a bird that hangs around the school.
“This will be my last time seeing him,” Gracie said. “Every once in a while, he’ll come to my house. I’m a very big bird fan, and I’m a bird watcher. I have four bird feeders at my house. You can tell I’m sad.”
Before leaving her last day as a fifth-grader, Gracie made sure to say goodbye to her winged friend.
It wasn’t just a bittersweet day for the students, but the faculty as well.
“It’s exciting to have summer and some time off, but it’s also sad watching the kids leave. But luckily I get them all back next year because I teach them throughout all the grades,” said Meghan Grimm, an art teacher for pre-kindergarten through fifth grade. “I will miss my team, my staff, and I’m going to miss my fifth-graders that are going off to middle school.”
“It’s an opportunity to recognize students who have received awards over the course of the year and to present every fifth-grade student with their certificate of completing elementary school,” Dorsey said.