STAFFORD — The leadership of the Stafford Schools has a great program planned to recognize the promotion of their sixth graders into middle school.  Most of those students will attend the Southern Regional Middle School in the fall and others will attend private schools throughout the area. 

Principal Sean Reilly confirmed on Tuesday that the originally scheduled Virtual Graduation will proceed as planned. There was some question considering that Governor Murphy announced early on Tuesday that he would allow outside graduations with proper social distancing. 

It promises to be a wonderful ceremony, Mr. Reilly shared that "everything will be done virtually. The entire ceremony will be pre-recorded."

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There will be speeches by Superintendent George Chidiac, Board President Walter Jauch, Board Vice President Joe Mangino and Principal Reilly. 

The sixth grade classes are set up by teams.  There are two homerooms to each team. 

  • One student on each team will be awarded for best in Math, ELA, Science and Social Studies. 
  •  One student will also be awarded highest GPA. Teachers will presents these awards to the students.   

Each promoted student in each homeroom will have their name read with a kindergarten picture and the current sixth grade picture shown on the video.  

Each teacher will offer words of wisdom and encouragement to their class. 

The ceremony will be loaded into our Google Drive where it will only be able to be viewed by someone with a Stafford School District email address.