Pomp and circumstance!
Ceremonies mark school promotions, graduations

       About 930 students will graduate from high school or pass forward from elementary or middle school this week and next at ceremonies conducted by the 13 District 11 schools on the Westside.
       Leading off will be the Bijou School. The alternative high school will present diplomas for the first time at its ceremony for 20 graduates Thursday, May 18. (See story).
       Coronado High, District 11's flagship school for the Westside, will graduate about 360 students (exact number depending on last-minute papers or tests) for its Class of 2006 at the ceremony Thursday, May 25 at 2 p.m. at the World Arena.
       Scheduled to be in attendance are District 11 Superintendent Sharon Thomas and several School Board members and various District 11 staffers, plus student leaders Elisabeth Clark and Karl Brevik, senior speakers; Matthew Dooley, student body president; Natalia Ricotta, valedictorian; and Bryce Buchanan, salutatorian. The school Orchestra, Jazz Band and Shomber Choir will perform.
       West and Holmes middle schools, which feed into Coronado, will have promotional ceremonies at their schools, as follows:
       West - 144 students; May 25, at 9:30 a.m.
       Holmes - 218 students, May 24, at 6:30 p.m.
       Promotional ceremonies are scheduled for fifth-graders at the following Westside schools that feed into either West or Holmes (all ceremonies at the schools unless otherwise noted):
       Bristol - 21 students; May 25, at 9:45 a.m.
       Buena Vista -23 students; May 23, at 6:30 p.m.
       Howbert - 38 students; May 25, at 8:30 a.m.
       Jackson - 40 students; May 25, at 8:30 a.m.
       Pike - 16 students; May 24, at 1:30 p.m.
       Midland - 18 students; May 18, at 6 p.m. (dinner/banquet at Tesla).
       Washington - 30 students; May 23, at 6:30 p.m.
       Whittier - 22 students, May 25, at 9:30 a.m.
       Ivywild's 12 fifth-graders will be promoted into the North Middle School attendance area at a ceremony May 25.

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