2011 graduation and moving-up ceremonies
throughout the school district
The journey from the first day of prekindergarten
through high school graduation is punctuated by report cards, school
pictures and summer vacations. And then there are those rites of
passage: moving up and graduation ceremonies. Prekindergarten to
kindergarten. Kindergarten to first grade. Elementary school to middle
school. Middle school to high school. Finally, high school graduation.
Below is a series of images from that captures
those transitions from the earliest grades through the end of high
school. All were taken at moving-up and graduation ceremonies during the
final weeks of the 2010-11 school year.
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ceremony for the 468-member Albany High
School Class of 2011 class took place on June 26
at the University at
Albany's SEFCU arena.
Almost 90 percent of graduates plan to attend a two- or four-year
college, and they were accepted at more than 150 colleges and
Read more about the ceremony or
check out more photos from the day.
Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School
eighth-graders celebrated their final milestone before high-school at
their June 24 graduation.
William S. Hackett Middle School eighth-graders revel
in their achievements at their June 24 graduation cere-
Eagke Point Elementary School sixth-graders took to
the stage for their June 22 graduation in the school's
cafetorium. On the right, two graduates introduce
their guest speaker.
Pine Hills Elementary School sixth-grader Chrstian
Maldonado speaks to his classmates, family and friends at the
school's sixth-grade graduation ceremony on June 22.
On the right, graduates sing "I Believe."
Sheridan Preparatory Academy graduate Matthew Rivera
entertained his fifth-grade classmates with a selection
on the violin June 23 (left) before all of
the grads celebrated their achievement.
Albany Country Executive Mike Breslin, moonlighting
as the Cat in the Hat, gives some words of wisdom to the
North Albany Academy kindergarteners at their
moving-up ceremony on June 17. At right, students line up for
their procession into the school's cafetorium.
Brand-new kindergarten graduates at Thomas O'Brien
Academy of Science and Technology savor the moment
with their newly minted certificates at their
moving-up ceremony on June 17. On the right, principal Timothy
Fowler bestows congratulations upon one of the
Prekindergarteners at Giffen Memorial Elementary
School demonstrate a few of the skills and lessons they
to an audience of families and friends that gathered for a moving-up ceremony at the school on June 17.
These prekindergarteners in the bilingual Dual
Language Program at Delaware Community School show off their
knowledge in both English and Spanish at their
moving-up ceremony on June 17.