Casa Blanca Community School Holds 2nd Annual Promotion Parade
Gila River Indian News
Casa Blanca Community School celebrated its graduating students from preschool, kindergarten, and fifth grade with its second annual promotion parade on Wednesday, May 25.
Teachers and staff lined up along the school’s new campus parking lot with music, decorated school bus and tents, and a balloon arch to cheer on the classes of 2022.
In total, three pre-school, 48 kindergarten, and 42 fifth grade students promoted at CBCS this year.
“Last year was slow, but this year we went all out and decorated,” said Dr. Raetava Godinez, CBCS Assistant Principal. “We really want our students to realize and let them know that we are proud of them.”
Students and families arrived throughout the morning with their vehicles decorated for the celebration and proceeded through the parking lot while cheered on by teachers and staff. It was the first time seeing their teachers in person for some students.
The celebration drew many from the Community, including Lt. Gov. Monica Antone. Waving on students and families, Lt. Gov. Antone cheered on the students as they drove off into summer vacation. She also thanked all the staff and teachers at CBCS for the tireless hours they gave to make the occasion special for the students and families.
“It’s a great way for our teachers to send off our kids to the next step in their education,” said FACE Parent Educator Catherine Jackson, “It’s kind of exciting and emotional for a lot of us here today.”