"A Week of Celebrations!"
Dear KLSD Community,
It has been a week of celebrations. 226 fifth graders and 242 eighth graders “moved up” and will be in new schools next year. 254 high school seniors graduated yesterday at Caramoor. Wherever the next stage of their journey takes them, we wish them all well.

During these celebrations, we see great joy and pride on the faces of our students and their families – deservedly so. And we feel joy for them and pride that we have played our part. I am grateful to our entire staff for providing the environment and the experiences that help children flourish in our schools. I am grateful to the community for trusting us with your children.

I wish everyone – our students, their families, and my colleagues – a peaceful and rejuvenating summer. As always, we already look forward to welcoming new students in the fall and welcoming back all those students who leave us today. The buildings will be too quiet without you.

Take care,

Andrew Selesnick
Superintendent of Schools
Fifth Graders Across the District Celebrate Moving Up
On Tuesday, June 25, fifth graders across the district marked the completion of elementary school at Moving Up ceremonies.

While each school added its own special touch to their celebration, all students performed a song for their guests, enjoyed listening to their principal and/or assistant principal reminisce, and walked across a stage for their certificate. Congrats to all rising sixth graders!
Eighth Graders "Move Up" at John Jay Middle School
A combined band and chorus--more than 90 students--performed "Defying Gravity."

Jeffrey Tepper, the eighth-grade counselor, recognized the sixty-one students who earned the President’s Award for Educational Excellence.

Principal Swiatowicz offered four ingredients for future success. 

The Class of 2019 Commencement at Caramoor
Valedictorian Ruby Potash reflected on how graduation marked an increased autonomy to create a life of meaning.

Salutatorian Jordan Schwartz recalled how John Jay’s Science Research program helped him to find his strengths.

History teacher Alexander Smith addressed the graduates with humor and affection. 

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