Island School graduates to parade through town, Boca Grande Preschool graduates make a visit their new school

June 9, 2021
By Marcy Shortuse

STAFF REPORT – On Thursday, June 17 everyone is welcome to celebrate graduating Island School students Bradford Boney Jr., David Chatham, Calan Hammond, Elizabeth Hawthorne and Lannie Whitley as they parade through town on golf carts, beginning around 11:45 a.m.

The parade will begin on 7th Street, then will turn left onto E. Railroad Avenue. It will turn right onto 5th Street, then left onto Park Avenue. It follow down Park Avenue all the way to 1st Street, then follow 1st Street around to the east until it becomes Harbor Drive, then Bayou, and will turn left again onto 5th Street. The parade will turn right onto Palm Avenue, then right onto 7th Street to complete the tour.

See next week’s Boca Beacon for more on our graduates from The Island School. 

The Boca Grande Preschool students who will be off to kindergarten in fall of 2021 took a field trip recently to visit The Island School and, according to those who attending, It was exciting and fun. 

First, some of the current kindergartners told the incoming children about what they would learn in kindergarten. Next, kindergarten teacher Megan O’Connor showed the preschoolers around the outside of the school. Finally, they got to visit the inside of the kindergarten classroom, where they read a book and looked at the pictures on the smart board. Each child used crayons to write their name, draw a picture of their favorite animal, and wrote the name of the type of animal they drew.

Good luck to all students in the upcoming school year.