Oswego UPK Students Ready for Kindergarten

OSWEGO – The Oswego City School District’s youngest students recently completed a year of school readiness and will now move up to officially become kindergarten students in the fall.

UPK graduates from Riley Elementary School’s morning class perform “Baby Shark” during their recent end-of-year celebration.

Celebrations were held for each of the morning and afternoon UPK sessions at the district’s elementary schools, where the future Oswego High School Class of 2032 showcased progress of both their academic and life skills learned throughout the 2018-19 school year.

At the AM and PM ceremonies at Charles E. Riley Elementary School, all UPK parents and guardians were provided a portfolio of student work, which came with the students’ very first school report card.

The AM session celebration featured the students leading the guests in the Pledge of Allegiance before they sang “Baby Shark,” “Who Let the Letters Out” and “We Will Rock You.”

Diplomas were presented by teachers Kelly Maliszeswki and Jessica Peutl to each “graduate” as they announced each student’s aspirations.

Cecilia Carosella has inspired to be a dump truck driver, while Harper Guzman would like to become a doctor and Jonathan Barnes-Salm has hoped to become a superhero.

There were 30 graduates total between both the AM and PM sessions at CER.

Following each celebration, refreshments and photo booth opportunities were offered.