Today is your day.
You’re off to Great Places!
You’re off and away!”
Dr. Seuss began one of his most famous stories “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” with this captivating stanza. As we send off the Class of 2012 this coming Saturday, we take a minute to think back to the days of our own graduation days. The family coming in, the graduation cookouts and parties, the friends we have spent the past thirteen years together, and many we may never see again.
“You’ll be on your way up!
You’ll be seeing great sights!
You’ll join high fliers
Who soar to high heights.”
Graduation is the ceremonial end to a journey began when we were five years old. Elementary, middle and high school with numerous teachers and staff that influenced us, helped us, and shaped us to who we are. The Class of 2012, and every class before, spent countless hours on studying, writing papers, taking quizzes and tests, and doing homework assigned to help us reinforce the great knowledge we will need to survive in this world.
“And will you succeed?
Yes! You will, indeed!
(98 and ¾ percent guaranteed.)”
The Class of 2012 will face great challenges out there and they will succeed as every family member, educator, and friend has had a hand in shaping this group to be the best they can be. We are proud of the Class of 2012 and on Saturday, May 19, 2012 hundreds will gather to wish them the best as they graduate to their next phase of life. Many cookouts will occur and lots of hugs, smiles, and tears will be present. To me, it is the greatest day of the school year. It is why we do what we do! We want everyone present to experience and enjoy this day with the students each of you had a hand in for their success. Remember how special it was to you, and know you are part of that formula for the Class of 2012.
Be your name Buxbaum or Bixby or Bray
Or Mordecai Ali Van Allen O’Shea,
You’re off to Great Places!
Today is your Day!
Your mountain is waiting.
So…get on your way!”
Class of 2012 Destinations!
- Jaron Rhodes – Lee University – Go Flames!
- Monika Patke – Lee University – Go Flames!
Arnold Memorial’s Math Olympiad team, comprised of outstanding 4th and 5th grade students, competed in their first-ever competition this Saturday at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. Eleven students competed individually and as teams against over 250 students in grades 4-8 from across the southeast. Answering the same questions as 8th grade students, our students scored higher than more than 70% of the participants! We are extremely proud of them and look forward to following their success in the years to come.
Students Daniel Collins, Ella Ingram, Elena Burton, Autumn Hubbard, Gabriel Shoop, Mckenzie Morrow, Judah Morrison, Matthew Evans, Bella Wills, Stella Sherrill, and Sara McKay were accompanied by their coach, Adam Moss (Arnold’s 5th grade math teacher), as well as a huge cheering section of their parents. They are hoping to initiate a local competition next school year and invite all of the Cleveland City Schools to join them!
Blythe-Bower Elementary School hosted a Bike Rodeo this past Friday, May 11th. The Bike Rodeo was made possible by the Tennessee Safe Routes to School Grant and was a collaborative effort of the City of Cleveland and the Coordinated School Health Program. All of the participating Blythe-Bower students received free bike helmets, and four bicycles were given away. During the event, the students learned about bicycle safety and rode their bikes through several training stations. Over 300 people were in attendance for the event.