The two kindergarten classes at Ecole Routhier are saying goodbye to their teachers and preparing to move up to Grade 1 next fall.
Jenny St. Jean, the French teacher, and Donna Seier, the English teacher, hosted graduation ceremonies with their respective classes last week. The French class’ graduation ceremony was held on June 19, and the English ceremony on June 20. Both ceremonies were held in the main gym.
Twenty-four children were part of the French kindergarten class: Alexis Fennell, Ayden Bouchard, Benjamin Morin, Braden Dumont, Edward Servant, Emma Shustval, Finlie Strong, Gaven Gagne, Gemma Labrecque, Graycen Kunce, Jacob Yaremko, Jaden Dumont, Keanan Valiquette, Levi Gagnon, Maci Brulotte, Mackenzie Cotton, Melody Maisonneuve, Mia Cotton, Paisley Rochon, Pyper Isert, Quinton Farney, Savannah Hicks, Shaylin Towpich and Zac Therriault.
St. Jean offered her thoughts about the students, adding humour at certain moments.
The students sang several songs in French, including the alphabet song.
Each student dressed in the costume for their career and told their parents why they wanted to be those workers. They also said what they liked about the school year best, and one answer included making leprechaun traps.
Near end of the ceremony, a multimedia presentation highlighted the activities they participated in throughout the school year.
Each student received a kindergarten diploma and mementos to take home with them.
English kindergarten graduation
Fourteen students comprised Donna Seier’s English kindergarten class this year: Zillah Agtoto, Haidan Bessette, Loghan Bolkowy, Leva Burchyk, Sydney Cote, Sienna Gray, Nova Guerin, Rachel Kethler, Bradley Klassen, Jeffrey Laboucan, Owen Lawrence, Sean Padillon, Jenaya Sansome and Janelle Zacharias.
Seier read a letter to the students about the school year just past.
These students also sang several songs, including the alphabet song. Seier asked each of them to tell what they liked about kindergarten and the answers included Lego, math, carving pumpkins for Halloween and Easter.
Like the French kindergarten, each student in this class dressed up for the kind of career they want to embrace when they grow up.
Basketball, dirt biking, medicine and hunting were among the choices offered.
A multimedia presentation showed some of their activities, including visits to the fire department and the RCMP Detachment.
Each student received their kindergarten diploma and mementos to take home.