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VES Kindergarten Grad

KB Class of 2023. Photo Angela Mouly

Families gathered with excitement to watch the youngest classes of 2023 graduate from kindergarten at Vermilion Elemetary School with ceremonies for KB on June 22, and KA on June 23.

Principal, Sheila Doherty said, “Wow, it’s hard to believe the school year has come and gone already. How much they’ve grow academically, socially, and physically. Thank you to Mrs. Zaharko and assistants for preparing them for a lifelong journey of learning.”

During the ceremony on June 22, students sang three songs and recited two poems. Teacher, Hallie Zaharko, noted that early literacy is a major focus in kindergarten so one song showcased alphabet skills; while another reminded them of their collaboration with Chatsworth Farm hatching duck, chicken and turkey eggs.

“When we look back at the first day of school we enjoyed gingerbread man cookies and looking around the school for those little rascals, and throughout the year we had a lot of fun with special students of the day, field trips with fire trucks and police cars, and swimming at the pool. I’d like to thank all of the families and special guests for coming. Thank you for the opportunity to spend my days with your child. With your love and guidance they have come so far.”

Students each received a certificate and shared what they would like to be when they grow up. Occupations included zookeepers and veterinarians, fireman or policeman, rock-star, teacher, mom, doctor, monster truck driver, hairstylist, golfer, farmer, hockey player, mechanic, and cook.

“Kindergarten is super fun, and Mrs. Zaharko is super kind,” said Isla Arnold.

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