Albert Harris Elementary School, Patrick Henry Elementary School, and Martinsville Middle School held Virtual Transition Presentations for fifth grade and eighth grade on Tuesday to celebrate academic achievements and give a warm send-off to students as they progress to the next stage in their academic career.
For fifth and eighth graders, this next step in their academic career is certainly a milestone. Not only will students progress to the next grade level, but they will also be moving to a new school building filled with new teachers, new opportunities and experiences, and new challenges to tackle.
“Ever since I started middle school, I knew the days would go by fast and that eventually I would make my way here, a freshman student in high school,” said MMS eighth grader Skyylar Miller. “I have faith that with the help of the school staff, family, and friends I will be able to make my next 4 years at the high school fun and full of new experiences. Am I nervous? Absolutely! I don’t know how my schedule might look, I’m worried about how hard these new classes will be, and I wonder if I will be able to have and keep friendships. However, with big changes comes even bigger chances and I am excited to start more memories.”
“Congratulations to all 5th Grade Students,” said Patrick Henry Elementary School Principal Cameron Cooper. “It was an honor to serve as your principal. You have made me proud throughout your time at Patrick Henry and I know you will continue to do great things in the future.”
“Never in a million years could anyone have predicted such a global pandemic,” said Albert Harris Elementary School Principal Renee Brown. “However, the resiliency of our students, faculty, and staff has been remarkable. Students and teachers were superb in their willingness to adapt to online learning platforms. As our fifth graders transition to middle school next year, they will be missed however, our students will be prepared for challenges and new learning experiences.”
“On behalf of faculty and staff, we miss you and wish you the best of luck with all future endeavors,” said Martinsville Middle School Principal Cynthia Tarpley regarding the eighth-grade class. “Dream big and know that your middle school family is here to support you! On behalf of faculty and staff, it is a pleasure to welcome our rising 6th grade students to Martinsville Middle School. We are incredibly excited that you will be attending MMS next school year. All of us are looking forward to our learning partnership with you for the next three years!”