Pre-K Students Step Up

Pre-K Students Step Up

Children in the Island Park Public Schools’ Universal Pre-Kindergarten program received Bachelor of Rhymes Degrees as they prepared to move on to kindergarten. During a Stepping Up Ceremony, the students celebrated the exciting journeys ahead and the completion of a year filled with learning and growth.

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Rosmarie Bovino and Francis X. Hegarty Elementary School Principal Jacob Russum provided welcoming remarks. Board of Education Members, teachers and parents proudly cheered the Pre-K students on as they performed several musical numbers representative of new experiences and bright futures.

The district’s full-day Universal Pre-K is offered thanks to a grant that it wrote, which provides annual funds from the State Education Department. The Pre-K students had an opportunity to visit Hegarty on May 30, when they were introduced to the kindergarten teachers and toured classrooms.