We Made It!

I have three kiddos that worked exceptionally hard this school year, and it would appear that their hard work paid off.

Last month, Ruthie, along with many other students, was invited to attend the Academic Excellence Award program.

In order to qualify for this award, each student must have an average of 93% or greater for the first three grading periods. The award is presented by the school corporation. This was the first year for students from the parochial schools to be invited. We were delighted to be able to participate in this event.

After listening to a speaker, the students were called onto a stage, one by one to receive a medal. We sat in the bleachers, and waited patiently tried to wait patiently as the many first graders made their way across the stage.

Owen, leaned over and informed me, “I sure hope, Ruthie, gets one of those medals.”.

I couldn’t help but to giggle a little. Every student that was there had been invited, and of course would receive a medal. However, the sincerity in his voice was truly one of the sweetest things I have ever heard.

A short while later the second graders began to make their way to the stage.

And yes, even, Ruthie, was presented a medal.

As a matter of fact, several of her cousins received a medal also.

She was one happy girl! And we were…

and are very proud of her!

And just last week, it was Owen’s day to shine.

He graduated from Pre-K!

He could not be more proud of himself. He has told everyone he has seen this week about his graduation.

How on earth did my “baby” get so big?

Well, whether I am ready or not, he is Kindergarten bound.

As if all of this was not enough, Griffin came home this week with his very own awards.

He made the honor roll every grading period, met his reading goal for each grading period, and received the President’s Education Award!

Well done, Big Guy! He worked very hard, and accomplished so much. We are so very proud of him as well!

We did it! We survived yet another school year!

Today was the first day of summer vacation.

We swung on in…

hung out in the sun…

and soaked in some rays.

 So, bring on warm weather, later bed times, lazy days, and

dirty walls?

I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Only At My House,

Jana

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  1. I remember those days. Our kids excited with their awards and all they accomplished during the school year. Now it all seems a blur! Time really does fly!

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