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PBE fifth graders are off to Crispell

Parents, families and friends gathered at Pine Bush High School on Friday morning, June 14, to celebrate the Pine Bush Elementary fifth grade students who are moving up to Crispell Middle School in September.  

Three fifth-grade students stand against a wall, On left is a boy in a black shirt and red bow tie, boy in center is wearing a plaid shirt, girl on right has her hair in a bun and is wearing a green sweater. They're smiling and wearing flowers pinned to their shirts.
Waiting patiently before the ceremony, these soon-to-be middle schoolers posed.

Superintendent Tim Mains reminded parents that these students are now halfway through their education journey here in Pine Bush and will become part of the Pine Bush High School class of 2026.  He congratulated the students and wished them well on the next leg of their journey – middle school.

Principal Eric Winter thanked the parents for all they’ve done to support their children academically up to this point and encouraged them to continue with that support.

A young man in an aqua colored polo shirt shakes hands with a man in a plaid button down shirt and glasses.
Each of the fifth-grade students took to the stage at Pine Bush High School with their homeroom classmates. They hugged and shook hands with their teachers, school board members and administrators who had gathered to celebrate with them.

“Never stop asking them questions,” said Principal Winter. “It becomes even more important now to be involved and support them.”

Assistant Principal Kristin Slover acknowledged it had been a very challenging year academically for the students, noting the work they did in the fields of technology, engineering, human rights, the weather and more.

“Keep up the momentum,” said Ms. Slover. “Set goals for yourself, always be kind and strive to be the best person you can be.”

A fifth-grade girl in a yellow dress smiles as she accepts an award from a her principal, a man in a gray suit
Joely Urena accepts her Principal’s Award from Mr. Winter.

Mr. Winter and Ms. Slover presented awards to students for educational excellence in specific subject areas as well as overall.

Liam Blackwell and Leah Meberg received the Triple C Award for courage, character and commitment.

looking over the shoulders of two young men playing horns
The fifth-grade band performed at the ceremony.

Jillian Russell and Anthony Torres received Ms. Slover’s Assistant Principal Awards and Joel Gonzalez and Joely Urena received Mr. Winter’s Principal Awards.

Congratulations to the Pine Bush Elementary School fifth graders!

Pine Bush Central School District
State Route 302, Pine Bush, NY 12566
Phone: (845) 744-2031
Fax: (845) 744-6189
Tim O. Mains
Superintendent of Schools
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