Second Grade Celebrates Moving Up to Intermediate School

The Foundation Academies Class of 2032 – today’s second grade – celebrated moving up into Intermediate School amid cheers and applause from teachers, friends and family.

The pandemic forced these young scholars to learn remotely for much of kindergarten and First Grade. But Primary School Principal Natasia Cooper said that challenge taught them an important life lesson.

"Things are not always going to be easy. Things are not always going to go the way you want," Ms. Cooper said. "But you will get through it because you are resilient. And I am so, so proud of you!"

Primary School Dean Eric Bullock also shared life lessons of his own. Recalling his own mother's words, he urged students to let their light shine.

"That means each and every person has a purpose," he said. "It's important for us as parents, educators and teachers to help guide our students to find out what that purpose is...so I encourage each and every one of you to encourage them to let their light shine."

Achievement was recognized with special awards for math, phonics and other classes. Students also received special recognition for representing FA’s core values of caring, respect, responsibility and honesty.

Students shared good wishes with teachers in a video. “Thank you for helping me when I get mad or sad or just uncomfortable,” one scholar said. “I love my teacher!

And the event wouldn’t be complete without one more shout out from Mr. Bullock to have  “a grrrrrrreat day!”

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Foundation Academies Support Staff