Eighth graders from Lynbrook North and Lynbrook South middle schools participated in graduation caravans on June 16, surrounded by proud staff members, building principals and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Melissa Burak. The day also served as a way to collect supplies and return items to students that were left in the buildings.
At Lynbrook North Middle School, eighth grade graduates and their families drove through the school parking lot where staff members enthusiastically greeted them. Principal Sean Fallon announced each graduate as they entered. The students received their diploma, any awards that they earned and a yearbook. Mr. Fallon wished them the best of luck in high school.
At Lynbrook South Middle School, staff members lined the front of the decorated school building to cheer on the graduates as they drove into the circle with their families. Principal Joseph Wiener presented the students with their diploma and a graduation program. Each student also received a yearbook.
Many Lynbrook families decorated their cars with balloons, signs and window paint to commemorate the special day. Although it was not the traditional moving up ceremony that each school typically holds, everyone embraced the change with smiles on their faces as the eighth graders prepared to take on the next step of their academic journey at Lynbrook High School.