Graduation Day for our 8th graders and the Honors Assembly for all students have come and gone and the campus is quickly transforming into a fun, sun filled summer camp for two months. And while bidding farewell to students, some of whom has been here since they were two years old is bitter sweet, the students’ speeches at graduation about the importance of Wood Acres in their lives brought tears to our eyes and an overwhelming sense of pride for our school. We matter! We impact lives! We mold the future! We model what we preach and walk the talk of teaching, learning, and caring each and every day! Just listen to the words of our graduates to confirm these amazing feelings!
“I have gotten the best and most well-rounded education I could have received and am so ready for high school classes.”
“Wood Acres has helped change me from the somewhat shy kid I used to be to the outgoing person I am now.”
“Throughout my years at the Woods I have grown as a student, a person, and as a leader. I have made friendships that will last a lifetime and memories that I’ll never forget.”
“As well as being successful in my classes, I felt loved and connected with everyone around me.”
“Wood Acres has granted me experiences that I never thought I could have.”
“One thing I love about Wood Acres is how the teachers will go over something if you don’t understand it.”
“I have learned so much here in academics, but also how to be a much better person in these important years.”
“Though the pages of the Wood Acres chapter of my life may fade, its memories never will.”
“The amazing imprint left by Wood Acres will never be lifted no matter the occurrences later in life.”
“One of my favorite quotes is, “As you start your journey, the first thing you should do is throw away that store-bought map and begin to draw your own.” “Wood Acres had given me the tools and confidence to do just that.”
“One thing that Wood Acres definitely taught me is that you have to be yourself no matter what.”
“I am leaving Wood Acres and taking this next step with not only everything I need to succeed but also memories of the Woods. As Winnie the Pooh summed it up. “How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.”
“Wood Acres is like home to me.”
“I am so grateful for every moment, every opportunity, and every experience that Wood Acres and the people in it have given me.”
Our 19 graduates have been accepted to 33 high school programs- public, private, parochial, magnet, school within a school, International Baccalaureate, and charter. The Class of 2017 is bright, articulate, caring, humorous, and on an amazing journey to becoming… themselves!
With pride and pomp and cheers and tears we send them on their travels knowing that Wood Acres mattered in their lives!
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