Congratulations Class of 2013!
Ceremonies are May 23rd at 7:00 p.m.
Congratulations to our 8th grade students who will be completing many years of education in Peru Elementary School District 124 with commencement ceremonies on Thursday, May 23rd, at 7:00 p.m. in the Parkside School gymnasium. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and parking is limited. Here are more details on the graduation ceremony. Thank you to the 8th grade parents for planning and hosting the party and dance after the ceremony!
In this day and age, graduating from 8th grade certainly should not be the highlight of any student's educational growth; however, while the vast majority of our students go on to have very successful high school and college experiences, it is unlikely that any will experience as many years of growth at any one academic institution as they have in our school district. Where else will they go to school for at least nine years of schooling, and up to 11 years if you factor in preschool? And where else do you start off learning how to read, and end up being prepared for Advanced Placement and Honors courses that will prepare you for college and a career?
The entire foundation for a lifetime of learning happens right here in our great school district. Congratulations to the 8th grade Class of 2013 as they move beyond this foundation into their high school years for which we hope they are well-prepared.