'Bridging' ceremony

Kindergarten students at St. Mary’s Catholic School pose for a picture at the school. The students participated in a “bridging” ceremony May 12 during which they spent the morning as first-graders.

LPD to again host PT Safety Heroes Academy

The Longview Police Department again will host the PT Safety Heroes Academy June 10-14 at Parkway Elementary.

The academy, coordinated by Pine Tree ISD’s school resource officers will provide opportunities for participants to learn about the SWAT team, fire department, police department and animal control officer duties. Other topics to be covered will include bullying, internet safety, 911 safety, and gun safety.

The camp is June 10 through 14 from 8 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. at the school and is available for students in grades 2 through 4. The camp is free, but spaces are limited. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

To register, call (903) 331-2858 or (903) 576-0922.

St. Mary’s has year-end ceremonies for students

St. Mary’s Catholic School in Longview this past week celebrated two milestones for students.

On May 21, eighth-grade students who will be in the ninth grade were presented blazers as a symbol and reminder of their responsibility as a new high school student.

On the same day, kindergarten students who will be in first grade participated in a “bridge” ceremony led by Principal Darbie Safford and kindergarten teacher Michaelle Canion.

The students received a certificate of completion and spent the morning as first-graders.