WDC Kindergartners graduate on to first grade!
Eighty-seven Kindergartners graduated Tuesday afternoon from Wadena-Deer Creek Elementary and are now ready for first grade!
The ceremony, held in Wadena Memorial Auditorium, kicked off with the introduction of the future "Class of 2026" by WDC Superintendent Lee Westrum.
Students sang fun, jungle-themed songs with animated gestures much to the delight of the audience of parents, siblings, grandparents, relatives and staff members. The music program was directed by Katy Westrom, elementary music teacher.
"A Year in the Life of a Kindergartner" PowerPoint featured wonderful photos of students throughout the school year in their classrooms, in the playground or on field trips.
The program concluded with the "Presentation of Diplomas" by Principal Louis Rutten, the "Presentation of the Graduating Class" and the song "Kindergarten" sung to the melody of "Tell Me More" from the musical, "Grease."
In the graduation program assembled by the Kindergarten teachers -- Deb Andrews, Mandy Gallant, Angie Moats, Alyssa Morlock and Shelley Steffens --- they included the following message to parents: "...Our wish is that your child finds happiness, contentment and success throughout his/her school years to come."