Resurrection School welcomes summer break in style
In this edition of Schools Rule, WILX News 10 is talking summer time!
Resurrection School in Lansing is in summer break-but their summer send off celebration makes sure summer 2019 is one their students will never forget.
"This summer I am always going to keep to that plan, to study and to learn," said Ikenna Iyioke, a soon-to-be-eighth grader at Resurrection School. He's already got some pretty big plans for summer 2019.
On June 5, the school hosted the All School Awards and Bubble Send Off. Students get awards and recognition in subjects like Latin and Math.
"We have a very, very strong faithful community. It's one big family," said Jill Jacobs, a middle school teacher. "The teachers are going to miss the kids all summer long. We are desperately, desperately going to miss them."
"It is kind of bittersweet for me.This is my first year teaching and these kids will always be in my heart," said Kasey Jacobs, a first grade teacher.
And what's a summer send off without bubbles and Popsicles? Resurrection says they want their students to know they're valued.
"It's exciting to watch the kids grow as they go through the process. Each year they grow in different ways and their stages of development," said Jacob Alstott, Resurrection's Principal. "It's always exciting when they come back in the fall, the building just doesn't' feel the same without the kids in it, you know, that's what makes it a school," Alstott continued.
Ikenna says he's ready to fill some pretty big shoes once he's back in the fall.
"I'm looking forward to being the leader next year. I know that it's very important to show good leadership to the younger kids of this school and I think that my grade and i will do a good job to be leaders next year," said Iyioke.
Every school year the school emphasizes three different virtues-this year's were truth, goodness and beauty.