Valley Stream UFSD Thirteen Celebrates Moving Up Ceremonies

July 3, 2024

Valley Stream USFD Thirteen proudly celebrated the culmination of the 2023-2024 school year—one filled with learning, growth, and achievement—as sixth-graders from all four elementary schools participated in moving-up ceremonies. These ceremonies marked an important milestone for students transitioning from elementary to middle school.

Throughout the academic year, students at James A. Dever, Willow Road, Wheeler Avenue, and Howell Road elementary schools have engaged in a diverse range of academic and extracurricular activities, fostering both personal and academic growth. The moving-up ceremonies not only commemorate their achievements but also serve as a symbolic step toward their next educational chapter.

“Today, we celebrate the academic accomplishments of our students and their personal growth and development over the past year,” said Dr. Judith LaRocca, Superintendent of Valley Stream UFSD Thirteen. “Our dedicated educators and supportive community have worked tirelessly to provide a nurturing environment where every student can thrive.”

The moving-up ceremonies featured speeches from faculty and student representatives, highlighting the achievements and memories shared throughout the year. Students were recognized for their hard work, dedication, and resilience, attributes that will serve them well as they embark on the next phase of their educational journey.

Parents, teachers, and community members joined in celebrating this significant milestone, applauding the accomplishments of the graduating class and wishing them continued success in their future endeavors.