On the evening of June 23rd, the Fifth Grade Mountaineers were celebrated with a Moving Up Ceremony on the front lawn of BES. Fifth Grade families and friends attended the evening’s ceremony.
The Fifth Grade Team – Ms. Brenda DeMagistris (Social Studies), Mr. Kristopher Moseley (Exceptional Education Co- Teacher), Ms. Adriana Rizzo (English and Language Arts), Mr. Matthew Turetsky (Math), Ms. Christine Walsh (Science), Ms. Katherine Labnon (Music), and Ms. Rhianna Baker (Band) – and BES Principal Ms. Tracy Kent presented awards and offered parting words and well wishes to the Fifth Graders.
Please find the list of award recipients below.
Ms. Baker’s band members performed When You Wish Upon A Star, showing fine musicianship even though they had only a handful of times to practice as a group.
Music teacher Ms. Labnon got creative during covid restrictions and had the whole Fifth Grade class practice on “Boomwhackers” (tuned percussion tubes). They lit up the celebration, playing the theme from Pirates of the Caribbean. The performance brought many smiles to the audience on the BES front lawn.
Special guest, Berlin Middle/High School Assistant Principal Mr. Charles Paravella, welcomed the Fifth Graders to their next chapter, Middle School.
Mr. Paravella shared how much BMS is looking forward to greeting the students at the Middle/High School in the fall. Mr. Paravella, who came to BMHS this school year, shared with the class of 2028 how pleased he was to address the first class he will see through from the sixth to twelfth grades.
Superintendent Mr. Joseph Dhara, Board of Education President Mr. Frank Zwack and Board Members Ms. Katie Snyder and Ms. Rachel Finney were also in attendance for the special evening.
The BES PTO provided the Fifth Grade class with special tee-shirts to mark this momentous year, as an elementary school parting gift.
Congratulations Class of 2028! Go Mountaineers!
Moving Up Ceremony Album
2021 Fifth Grade Awards
Mrs. DeMagistris/ Mr. Moseley – Aryn Hunt
Ms. Rizzo – Luis Gardell Jr.
Mr. Turetsky – Italo Dominguez
Mrs. DeMagistris/ Mr. Moseley – Sophia Ciliberti
Ms. Rizzo- Blake Arena
Mr. Turetsky- Lydia Morgan
Mrs. DeMagistris/ Mr. Moseley – Arianna Thorsey
Ms. Rizzo- Alyah Varela
Mr. Turetsky- Braydin Yerdon
Mrs. DeMagistris/ Mr. Moseley – Emmett Smerdon
Ms. Rizzo- Clair Schaaphok
Mr. Turetsky- Sydney Ward
Science: Consistent Effort in Science
Mrs. DeMagistris/ Mr. Moseley: Addison Mosher
Ms. Rizzo: Luis (Louie) Gardell, Jr.
Mr. Turetsky: Dederick Bolt
Mary Perkins & Garrett Burdick
Arianna Thorsey & Markell Popov
Mackenzie Garhartt, Clair Schaaphok, Luis Gardell Jr., Markell Popov
Sandra G. Morley Leadership and Excellence Awards in Physical Education:
Mrs. DeMagistris/ Mr. Moseley – Garrett Morgan
Ms. Rizzo – Clair Schaaphok
Mr. Turetsky – Mackenzie Garhartt & Markell Popov
Dyken Pond Scholarships:
Garrett Morgan, Colin Maxon
Mrs. DeMagistris/ Mr. Moseley – Gabriella Yerdon
Ms. Rizzo – Christopher Roberts
Mr. Turetsky – Mary Perkins
Mrs. DeMagistris/Mr. Moseley- Dudley Sanders
Ms. Rizzo – Nicholas Catricala
Mr. Turetsky – Colin Maxon
Mrs. DeMagistris/Mr. Moseley – Kody Quick
Ms. Rizzo – Michael Bennett
Mr. Turetsky – William Snyder
Mrs. DeMagistris/Mr. Moseley- Garrett Morgan
Ms. Rizzo – Logan Lenyk
Mr. Turetsky – Ridley Hughes
NYS Comptroller Awards- Thomas P. DiNapoli
Mrs. DeMagistris/Mr. Moseley – Sophia Neet
Ms. Rizzo – Jackson Goodermote
Mr. Turetsky – Mackenzie Garhartt
Attorney General’s Triple “C” Awards
Mrs. DeMagistris/Mr. Moseley – Addison DeZess
Ms. Rizzo – Alyah Varela
Mr. Turetsky – Dederick Bolt