June 7, 2013
During a heartfelt ceremony today, graduates and speakers alike noted gratitude as an important theme. Sixth graders remembered with appreciation all that their families and teachers had done for them to bring them to this day.
Annette Bradbury, mother of Luke (Class of 2013) and Nadine (Class of 2009) and former Gillispie Board President, said during her keynote address, “Students, your teachers have given you a love of learning, the confidence to speak up, the social skills to navigate the minefield of middle school, and the grounding in all the specialties that many of your middle school peers have not had the good fortune to develop. They have set you up to thrive at your next school.”
As shared by Leah P. in a poem she wrote for the occasion to honor “children who don’t get to go to school:”
We Must Remember
When you wake up in the morning, do you not want to go to school?
Are you reluctant to roll out of bed?
Are you hesitant to pack your bags and just go?
Because we must think of them.
They, who never even get the chance to enter a classroom.
They, who are not able to stay up late to finish homework.
They, who never get the opportunity to go to school.
We must remember.
Congratulations to our Grade 6 graduates! We wish them all the best in their future educational journeys:
Douglas A.: The Bishop’s School
Luke B.: The Bishop’s School
Chloe G.: Pacific Ridge School
Abigail H.: Pacific Ridge School
Nicole L.: La Jolla Country Day School
Alexis M.: Saint Theresa Catholic School
Leah P.: The Bishop’s School
Joseph P.: The Bishop’s School