Every year, in most school districts, there is a day that is given to celebrating the 13 year journey of learning and academic achievement with an age old rite of passage—graduation. Graduation in Suffield has always been about graduates marching out onto the athletic field at the high school to Pomp and Circumstance in white and blue caps and gowns.
During the last week in May and first week in June, the teachers at Suffield Cooperative Preschool made some special visits bringing graduation caps, diplomas and gifts to send off their 15 students, who will be moving on to kindergarten next year.
May 20 marked the first of its kind virtual award ceremony for the Suffield Agriscience FFA chapter. It is traditionally a bittersweet ceremony, as it is the last official meeting the chapter officers and chapter holds for the year.
People who work in schools often speak of challenges, especially in terms of helping students learn to make the best of them. “Every challenge is an opportunity,” we say to students and to one another.
Liam Wright, a freshman in the Suffield Regional Agriscience program at Suffield High School takes his newly acquired woodworking skills to the next level. Liam’s mom explains he’s been using his new skills in his remote learning.