PLAINFIELD, NJ - Students enrolled in the Maxson Summer Institute who are Rising Ninth Graders were promoted on Wednesday during a ceremony held at the Maxson Cafetorium. Dr. Diana Mitchell, Superintendent of Plainfield Public Schools, was in attendance, along with counselors, parents, students, and Board of Education members Emily Morgan and Carmencita Pile.

Dr. Mitchell expressed her best wishes for the students’ continued success, and challenged them to learn together.  “The goal is to enter together to the ninth grade and graduate together. Congratulations to all the Rising 9th Graders.”

The program was open to 7th, 8th and 9th grade Rising students.

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Kevin Stansbury, Principal of Maxson Middle School, initiated the Summer Institute.  He said, “This program is to connect students to education. To keep them focused on the upcoming school year. To build character for those who did not have good attendance or did not do well in other classes. But, the thrust of the program was grounded on education, for the students to understand the importance of school. And, also to build a relationship with parents to let them know we are concerned about the education of their children."

Messages from the students’ teachers included Keep on Achieving, Stay Focused, and Be Proud.

This is the first time the Summer Institute was held at Maxson, and Principal Stansbury said he will continue to do things like this to increase the educational process for all of the children in the Plainfield Public School District.

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