Bucyrus 5th graders prepping for new educational journey

BUCYRUS — With the end of the 2016-2017 school year approaching, students throughout the Bucyrus City School District are preparing for the next step in their educational journey. Fifth-grade students at Bucyrus Elementary School are not just preparing to move to sixth grade, but they’re also preparing for their “move” to the Bucyrus Secondary School next school year with two events in the coming weeks.

The first event will be the annual fifth-grade orientation and Science Day, hosted by the Bucyrus High School Science Club, May 9. Fifth grade students will have the chance to tour the Middle School, see the inner workings of the building and meet with current High School students. The Science Day is designed to expose students to new ideas about science, as well as interact with students they will see daily at the Secondary School.

“This program is very important in helping the incoming sixth grade students make a smooth transition to our building,” said Secondary School Principal Mark Burke. “Ms. Devine does an outstanding job organizing the orientation activities, and our Science Club members, under the guidance of Mrs. Hargis and Mr. O’Connell, go above and beyond to provide a great program for the younger students and make them feel welcome in the building.”

The Elementary School will host its annual Fifth Grade Graduation ceremony at 1:30 p.m. in the Bucyrus Elementary School auditorium Friday, May 19. Superintendent Kevin Kimmel will serve as the keynote speaker, and fifth grade students will perform choreography to “Life is a Highway” during the celebration.

“This is a wonderful celebration of the many achievements and contributions of our fifth-grade students this year,” said Elementary School Principal Erica Ward. “The fifth-grade teachers are doing a fantastic job organizing the event, and I hope our students’ families will take the time to join us in this celebration!”