SUDBURY — Superintendent Brad Crozier and Principal Jeff Mela are pleased to announce a graduation ceremony was held last week to celebrate the Ephraim Curtis Middle School’s 303 eighth graders who will be headed to high school in the fall.
On Wednesday, June 17, students met at Haskell Field before heading over to the middle school to take part in the Eighth Grade Graduation Parade for their last day of school.
“The parade was a huge success and we were so glad to see our students one last time before they head to high school in the fall,” said Principal Mela. “It’s been an honor to get to know all of our eighth graders over the last three years and we’re wishing each of them all the best as they continue through the rest of their academic career.”
The parade, led by a Sudbury Police officer, followed the arrival and dismissal route at the middle school. Teachers were stationed along the route to cheer for the students and their families as they drove by. Students and their families decorated their cars with ballots, streamers and signs in celebration of the event as well.
This was one of the first times students, their families, teachers and staff have been able to come together since school buildings closed to the public in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The parade allowed the school to keep of the tradition of holding a Moving On ceremony, which is usually held in the middle school gymnasium, while promoting social distance (keeping six feet between others) to protect the health and safety of students, parents and staff.
A video of the parade will be shared with families in the near future.
“Starting high school is a significant time in every student’s life and I’m thrilled to be celebrating our eighth graders who are about to take that step,” said Superintendent Crozier. “Congratulations to all our students and families, and we know you will continue to succeed throughout your time in high school.”