EDISON, NJ -- Students at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison moved up to Middle School during the Fifth Grade Moving Up Ceremony on Tuesday, June 11 in the Berry Performing Arts Center. Students said farewell to Lower School with family, friends and faculty and staff members in attendance.
The program began with the processional to Prince of Denmark's March and a flag salute before everyone joined in the singing of God Bless America. Andrew Webster of Edison, Head of School, provided a welcome for the guests in attendance.
Silvia Davis of Metuchen, Lower School Head, delivered remarks and the third and fourth grade sang For Just a Little While. The guests were entertained by a retrospective video presentation, prepared by Erin Maciorowski of Neptune, Lower School technology specialist. Mr. Webster, Mrs. Davis and Lower School teachers Tim Head of Cranford (fifth grade), Elizabeth Schultz of Hillsborough (fifth grade) and Ellen Ritz of Piscataway (fourth grade) handled the presentation of certificates.
A reception for fifth grade students, parents and guests followed in the front courtyard.
The Wardlaw+Hartridge School is Central Jersey’s premier PreK-12 independent school. The campus is located at 1295 Inman Ave. in North Edison, near the Scotch Plains border and just five miles from downtown Westfield. It is a private, nonsectarian, coeducational day school that prepares students to lead and succeed in a world of global interconnection. Wardlaw+Hartridge provides an educational atmosphere characterized by academic challenge, support for individual excellence, diversity, and a familial sense of community.