Several elementary school graduation, or “promotion,” ceremonies were held this week, and most districts’ employees won’t return to work next week.
It was also a last week for fun times classes could share together.
Soulsbyville Elementary School held its annual “Falcon Day” on Wednesday, an end-of-year tradition named after the school mascot where students get to play games instead of attending class for part of the day.
The event is usually water-based, and the school did maintain some aspects of that, while dropping others due to the drought.
Most of the schoolchildren on Wednesday carried buckets of water in a relay, balancing a need for speed and a need to limit the amount of water spilling over the sides.
They also squirted each other with spray bottles of water, but on a field yellowed from not being watered.
The school has its own well, explained Principal Bart Taylor.
For the complete story, see the June 5, 2014, edition of The Union Democrat.