Pat, Personally

Monday, May 22, 2017

Graduation season

Graduation season is upon us, and this means many exciting changes for our students, staff and their families. The stories of our students undergo a very significant change when they graduate from high school, but let’s not forget there are other graduations that take place every year in the Clark County School District. Elementary school students graduate into middle school, and middle school students graduate into high school. These represent big changes for our students that can be scary and exciting at the same time.

Let’s be sure and support our students as they finish elementary school or middle school and look ahead to the next phase of their education. Let’s assure them that we will be there for them, to help and guide them through the transition into something different and something bigger.

As part of the celebration of Eighth Grade Week, eighth-grade students and staff at Harney Middle School hosted a "Battle of the High Schools" event on May 22. They invited student representatives from their future high schools – Chaparral, East Career and Technical Academy and Las Vegas – to establish connections and take part in a variety of exciting competitions. Click here to watch a video of the celebration and friendly competition.

So, while we celebrate the big step that our graduating seniors are making, let’s also celebrate the other transitions that are happening in our schools as thousands of our students move from one level to the next. Thank you to all staff and teachers who make these exciting moments possible for our students.