Syosset Eighth-Graders Transition to High School


More than 450 eighth-graders from H.B. Thompson and South Woods transitioned to high school when they participated in their respective moving up ceremonies at the Tilles Center at LIU Post on June 22.

Before family, friends, administrators and members of the Syosset Board of Education, the students filed down the aisles to “Pomp and Circumstance,” performed by their middle school’s orchestra.

School Board President Dr. Michael Cohen welcomed the audience at both ceremonies and congratulated the students assembled on stage. Vice President April Neuendorf provided wisdom and insight as she also addressed students and congratulated parents for their continued support.
H.B. Thompson Principal James Kassebaum and South Woods Principal Michelle Burget offered words of congratulations and encouragement to their students as they approached this milestone.

Both middle schools’ eighth-grade chorus performed musical interludes between reflections from students. Courtney Shore delivered her reflections on the past year at H.B. Thompson’s ceremony, while Dana Drogin and Andrew Lamstein did the honors for South Woods.

Superintendent Dr. Tom Rogers presented the transitioning Class of 2015 at each ceremony, before students were called up to receive their certificate of completion.

The district congratulates all eighth-graders on their accomplishments and wishes them much success as they move up to the high school.