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Robert Morris elementary students closed the door to a decade of learning  at the school with a transition ceremony. 

On Thursday, Students, faculty and staff joined together for their annual graduation celebration at Robert Morris elementary, but it was also a time to reminisce and honor all that the school has done over the years.

The school will not be reopening in the fall due to the district's consolidation plan that will make Jackson a pre-K through 1st grade school and John Kennedy be for the 2nd, 3rd and 4th graders and the fifth graders will move to Batavia Middle School .

Robert Morris Principal Diane Bonarigo said she feels Robert Morris’s students are ready for the move.

"I think that they're excited and they're ready. I think they're in a very good place and that's important. It's very important that we close our year knowing that they're going to be looking forward to going to their new school next year and they're going to see our faces. we will all be together," said Bonarigo.

Bonarigo said the ceremony also gave everyone the sense of closure that they needed.

"As we say goodbye to a fabulous school we say hello to your new schools and we are all in tact, we are all going to be together and ultimately most importantly we all belong to one Batavia school district family," said Bonarigo.

Bonarigo said she feels the open houses that happened last month really helped prepare the students for the transition. She said they ended the ceremony with excitement and cheers for the future.


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