Any graduations of promotions?

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Any graduations of promotions?
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Fri, 06-03-2011 - 1:27am

Any kids moving to middle school, off to high school, off to college, graduating college? Doing anything fun to celebrate?

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Wed, 07-06-2011 - 9:22am

Hi all.

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Wed, 06-08-2011 - 3:31pm
The summer program is strictly music: 8-10 hours a day. In the fall she'll be doing high school academics (her senior year) mixed with a pretty intensive pre-college-conservatory music program: lots of lessons, freelancing, chamber music, assistant concertmaster of the main provincial youth orchestra, going on tour to China with them, all sorts of cool things. She only has 3.5 courses left to do for her graduation diploma, so her academic load will be pretty light. That's good, because I'm sure she's underestimating how much time and energy it's going to take to live independently, dealing with shopping, meal prep, public transit, laundromats and so on.

After she has her high school diploma she'll be doing a Bachelor or Music in Violin Performance at McGill University. That will start fall 2012.

Miranda

Miranda
in rural BC, Canada
mom to three great kids and one great grown-up
unschooler, violist, runner, doc 

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Registered: 04-16-2001
Wed, 06-08-2011 - 7:17am
Will your dd17 be going to do music and/or academics when she moves away? It must be bittersweet to see her moving on!
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Tue, 06-07-2011 - 11:14am

Our DS5 is graduating from kindergarten later this month.

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Mon, 06-06-2011 - 11:48pm

My twins will be moving up to high school. Although there is a ceremony, it really is not too exciting as the same kids in middle school just move to a different school, such is life in a small town. Just have to get my mind around the fact that they are in high school.

I think I am more excited about my 3 yr old starting preschool in the fall. She is quite a live wire and will do well in a preschool class.

Cathie, mom to Audrey & Emily 12 yrs, Libby 2 yrs
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Sun, 06-05-2011 - 4:36pm

Kind of weird here. Dd17 is not really graduating (she's in Grade 11, though she's finisehd almost all of Grade 12), but she won't really graduate next year either as she won't be here to celebrate the awarding of her diploma, she is sort of an unschooler, but has been registered in school for three years doing independent study stuff for the most part, she's is moving away from home in the fall, but is sort of moving away in 2 weeks (for the summer, will be back only for a family reunion for 10 days in August). So there's no clear point of passage for her. It's all kind of a jumble.

Miranda
in rural BC, Canada
mom to three great kids and one great grown-up
unschooler, violist, runner, doc 

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Sun, 06-05-2011 - 9:29am

congrats for all the graduations and promotions! Exciting times!

We had our BIG transition last summer when both girls went from elementary to secondary school (called high school here, but it's grades 7-12). We didn't throw them a party, but they did do a fare well musical in their old school on the last day, with a party afterwards in the theatre lobby for all the graduated kids and parents and teachers. That was fun.

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Fri, 06-03-2011 - 7:48pm
Not this year...but next year when he goes to 6th grade.

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Registered: 09-13-1999
Fri, 06-03-2011 - 12:24pm

Two transitions here:

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Registered: 01-05-2005
Fri, 06-03-2011 - 10:28am

Our ds11 will be starting middle school in the fall-not a very epic year for us, lol... A few years back we had ds9 starting kindy and dd20 starting college at the same time. That felt eventful!

We aren't big on celebrations - even for HS graduations we just had a small celebration with immediate family, grandparents, etc...

Theresa

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