Celebrating educational milestones at Pass Christian schools
Today’s beautiful weather made for a picture-perfect day and there were plenty of photo ops to go around at the grounds of Pass Christian’s elementary and middle schools earlier today.
A picture perfect moment on a landmark day for Pass Christian students like Eden Warren whose parents and grandparents were on hand for a special photo op as the family gathered to celebrate Eden’s kindergarten graduation, a moment frozen in time her mother Leah Warren will surely never forget. “Oh yeah, definitely some memories we can take with us. We’ll never forget this day or this year. That is one thing we can say.”
A cheer-filled yet emotional day for all the K through eighth grade students applauded for their school year achievement at Pass Christian elementary and middle schools, alongside their teachers, but also in line with social distancing guidelines which changed the course of the school system’s typical year-end celebrations. “You can pick up the cap and gown, get the awards they have. It wasn’t the circumstances we would have hoped for, but I think the teachers, the principals, the school district, everyone just pulled together and did a good job to make this a good day for the kids and their parents.”
A bittersweet day as not only students and their parents turn a page on an important chapter in life, but also for school district leaders who are looking forward to the next school year and the challenges it may bring. Pass Christian School District Superintendent Dr. Carla Evers said, “We need to be flexible in our thinking about what our new school year will look like. We are exploring different restructuring processes, or ideas, about bringing in the new school year. Just know we are working really hard to have our children back, but we are following CDC guidelines.”
But on this day, shedding light on student achievements, as parents also give praise to local educators and school district leaders who made this day possible, setting the stage for these children to shine in spite of the difficulties they’ve faced and overcome due to the threat of COVID-19, a school year that will undoubtedly go down in history.