For most parents, a common question might be, “How did the time pass so quickly?” Students are likely experiencing a myriad of emotions such as anticipation, excitement, anxiety, relief, pride, confusion, and joy!
Teachers may share some of these same emotions. It is a day of celebration that many have worked toward and will turn the page to the next chapter in these students’ lives. For those leaving the security of their home and parents, it represents the opportunity to become more independent.
Our sincere hope for all these graduates is that their dreams and goals become realities. We pray they are prepared academically, emotionally, and socially. It certainly has taken a village to get them to this juncture in all their lives. Our children depend on their families, friends, teachers, school support staff, community members, and church family to help prepare them for the ‘real world’.
The ultimate goal and mission at Garden County Schools is to “develop individuals to meet the challenges of a diverse society.” The one certainty is that their ability to positively adapt to change will influence their success.
Graduations are not the end, but the beginning of their journey! We are deeply grateful to all who supported these graduates and would like to especially thank those staff who are retiring or leaving our district: Leigh Thielen, Colleen Wendland, Elaine Lake, Valerie Vincent, and Betty McCormick. Your contributions will be greatly missed and we wish you all the best in the next chapter of your lives!
GCHS Graduation-May 5 at 3 PM
GCJH Graduation-May 11 at 7 PM
GCE Kindergarten Graduation-May 14 at 2:30 PM
Please plan to join us to celebrate the accomplishments of these students!
-Dr. Paula Sissel,