Commencement : noun 1. a beginning or start
Cambridge’s 8th Grade Commencement Ceremony provides a rich opportunity for us to celebrate the educational journeys of this year’s 8th graders. This ceremony, however, is as much about the beginning of a new phase in their respective journeys as it is about all that they have experienced up to this point, hence the word “commencement.” One of the best aspects of this tradition at Cambridge is the fact that the ceremony is scheduled on the last official day of school during school hours and is therefore considered to be integral to the curriculum at Cambridge. Please do not miss this opportunity for your children to celebrate the educational journeys of all the students at Cambridge, while we in particular celebrate the journeys of this year’s 8th graders. Whatever the grade level of your children, commencement provides an opportunity to look forward to the accomplishment of Cambridge’s mission, namely, “to capture the hearts and minds of children by virtue and truth and to develop in them the capacity and character required to live out their God-given destinies as they proceed to high school and beyond.”
Praise be to God for the accomplishments of this year’s 8th graders, for the unfolding journey and opportunities that they face, and for the wonderful educational journeys of all the students at Cambridge!