Congratulations GWL Fifth Graders on Moving Up                                          
to the Middle School!

On Thursday, June 16, 2022, Principal Bridget Finder led a memorable Moving Up Ceremony for all of her Glenwood Landing fifth graders. Because of unexpected rain in the forecast, the ceremony was held in-person in the Glenwood Landing Theatre.

To adoring parents, family members, and faculty, the fifth graders happily took to the stage to reflect about their favorite memories at Glenwood Landing School. The reflections were personal and creative to everyone’s enjoyment. The graduates spoke beautifully as everyone in the audience listened attentively and applauded loudly. The fifth graders also performed three songs led by choral teacher Mr. Charles Colasanti. They included, “This Is Me,” by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, “Unwritten” by Natasha Bedingfield, and “We Must Say Goodbye” by Cynthia Gray.

Along with Principal Finder, other administrators shared the podium at the Moving Up Ceremony. Assistant Principal Brendan Nelson welcomed the fifth graders to North Shore Middle School. He reminded his incoming students to always keep in mind one word, “kindness,” which will assist them not only during their sixth through eighth grade years, but always in life. Interim Superintendent Dr. Thomas Dolan also addressed the students and congratulated them on currently being the Glenwood Landing graduating Class of 2022, and soon the North Shore High School Graduating Class of 2029!

Principal Finder warmly addressed her fifth graders and reminded them about how she often loves to use a family tree to symbolize Glenwood Landing School. This year, she added that her students were like the branches on the family tree as they continue to grow and flourish to live their dreams and accomplish wonderful things. Later in the ceremony, each child received their diplomas on the stage from Principal Finder and their fifth-grade teachers and held them up for their families to see!  

Principal Finder formally congratulated her graduating Class of 2022 and their respective families and wished them all the best of luck as they move up to the middle school. Have a happy and healthy summer!

Article and photos by Shelly Newman