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A time of endings and beginnings

2013 June 6
by HISD Communications

This time of year is always a little bittersweet. Another academic year is coming to a close, and most of our high schools will be having graduation ceremonies this weekend.

Many students and teachers have already said goodbye for the summer, but thousands of parents will soon be watching their sons and daughters cross the stage to accept a diploma, thinking how it was “just yesterday” that they were learning how to walk, or memorizing their multiplication tables. Some will have tears in their eyes, because they know that their “babies” will soon be leaving the nest to take the next step toward creating lives for themselves.

But no matter how sentimental transitions like this may make us feel, graduation is a time for celebration, not sorrow. Our goal as a district is to get students ready for college and careers, and I am happy to report that ever-increasing numbers of our graduates are leaving high school poised for success, whether they immediately join the work force or choose to pursue higher education. Please join me in congratulating these young men and women as they take the next step on their journey. Hats off to the Class of 2013!

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