theresa crosby Illinois 0

bring back graduation/ promotion ceremony yorkville middle school 2015

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It was confirmed there will be no formal 8th grade graduation/promotion ceremony at YMS this year for the graduating class of 2015. This has been a time-honored tradition every year and the decision was made citing parking/crowd issues causing it to be unsafe. Also, it has lost the meaning. Update as of 6/1/2015 I have spoken to a Mrs Kathy Anderson who works as the assistant to Mr. Shimp our Superintendent and she said if we want them to reinstate a 8th grade Graduation Ceremony to get as many parents and students to attend the next school board meeting on June 8th at Yorkville High School to take a stand and say that we want the Graduation reinstated. Update: We spoke to Mrs.Adler tonight 06/03/2015 by phone finally and she said this petition means nothing to her and she accused us of faking all of the signatures on this petition. She said the graduating class of 2014 took a vote and decided they didnt want a ceremony so they adopted that decision and that is what they are gonna continue to do. She claims to have talked to area junior highs and they all say they are doing away with graduation ceremonies as of 2008 and started doing a small celebration in school with just the students. We spoke with Mr Shimp boss who will be present at the monday night board meeting at Yorkville High School on June 8,2015 at 7:00pm who is willing to listen to any parent that wants to be heard.We have contacted all local media station and they want to get a statement from the school before coming out .We informed them of the upcoming meeting on monday evening. Please continue to show your support by signing and sharing this petition. If our efforts fall on deaf ears we will have a fundraiser for the students to have a ceremony at a venue with their families to celebrate our students accomplishments.

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