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PHOTOS: First class of full-day kindergartners graduates at Andover Elementary School

  • The curtains open on the first class of full-day kindergarten graduates as their graduation ceremony begins. <br/><br/>Andover Elementary graduates first full-day kindergarten class on Wednesday evening, June 18, 2014 at the school.<br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

    The curtains open on the first class of full-day kindergarten graduates as their graduation ceremony begins.

    Andover Elementary graduates first full-day kindergarten class on Wednesday evening, June 18, 2014 at the school.

    (ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

  • Nathan Bain (right) looks up at Cathy Fadden, teaching assistant, while lined up backstage at the Andover Elementary kindergarten graduation. <br/><br/>Andover Elementary graduates first full-day kindergarten class on Wednesday evening, June 18, 2014 at the school.<br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

    Nathan Bain (right) looks up at Cathy Fadden, teaching assistant, while lined up backstage at the Andover Elementary kindergarten graduation.

    Andover Elementary graduates first full-day kindergarten class on Wednesday evening, June 18, 2014 at the school.

    (ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

  • Ryleigh Perry (left) pauses to check the spelling of the word "kindergarten" with Asa Gilman (right) while drawing in class before their graduation on Wednesday evening. <br/><br/>Andover Elementary graduates first full-day kindergarten class on Wednesday evening, June 18, 2014 at the school.<br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

    Ryleigh Perry (left) pauses to check the spelling of the word "kindergarten" with Asa Gilman (right) while drawing in class before their graduation on Wednesday evening.

    Andover Elementary graduates first full-day kindergarten class on Wednesday evening, June 18, 2014 at the school.

    (ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

  • Kindergarten teacher Putnam Kidder sprinkles glitter on Declan Bisson's head before he receives his diploma at the graduation. The glitter was "the special dust" that "turned the kindergarteners into first graders." Andover Elementary graduates first full-day kindergarten class on Wednesday evening, June 18, 2014 at the school.<br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

    Kindergarten teacher Putnam Kidder sprinkles glitter on Declan Bisson's head before he receives his diploma at the graduation. The glitter was "the special dust" that "turned the kindergarteners into first graders." Andover Elementary graduates first full-day kindergarten class on Wednesday evening, June 18, 2014 at the school.

    (ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

  • Andover Elementary faculty brought cupcakes for the new graduates. Andover Elementary graduates first full-day kindergarten class on Wednesday evening, June 18, 2014 at the school.<br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

    Andover Elementary faculty brought cupcakes for the new graduates. Andover Elementary graduates first full-day kindergarten class on Wednesday evening, June 18, 2014 at the school.

    (ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

  • Eva Harbour (center) poses with her cupcake and punch following her kindergarten graduation. Andover Elementary graduates first full-day kindergarten class on Wednesday evening, June 18, 2014 at the school.<br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

    Eva Harbour (center) poses with her cupcake and punch following her kindergarten graduation. Andover Elementary graduates first full-day kindergarten class on Wednesday evening, June 18, 2014 at the school.

    (ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

  • Delana Adams hugs her dad Chet following the graduation ceremony. Andover Elementary graduates first full-day kindergarten class on Wednesday evening, June 18, 2014 at the school.<br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

    Delana Adams hugs her dad Chet following the graduation ceremony. Andover Elementary graduates first full-day kindergarten class on Wednesday evening, June 18, 2014 at the school.

    (ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

  • Ella LaBrie (left) and Hayden Constantine pose for a photo on a bench outside of Andover Elementary after their graduation. Andover Elementary graduates first full-day kindergarten class on Wednesday evening, June 18, 2014 at the school.<br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

    Ella LaBrie (left) and Hayden Constantine pose for a photo on a bench outside of Andover Elementary after their graduation. Andover Elementary graduates first full-day kindergarten class on Wednesday evening, June 18, 2014 at the school.

    (ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

  • The curtains open on the first class of full-day kindergarten graduates as their graduation ceremony begins. <br/><br/>Andover Elementary graduates first full-day kindergarten class on Wednesday evening, June 18, 2014 at the school.<br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)
  • Nathan Bain (right) looks up at Cathy Fadden, teaching assistant, while lined up backstage at the Andover Elementary kindergarten graduation. <br/><br/>Andover Elementary graduates first full-day kindergarten class on Wednesday evening, June 18, 2014 at the school.<br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)
  • Ryleigh Perry (left) pauses to check the spelling of the word "kindergarten" with Asa Gilman (right) while drawing in class before their graduation on Wednesday evening. <br/><br/>Andover Elementary graduates first full-day kindergarten class on Wednesday evening, June 18, 2014 at the school.<br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)
  • Kindergarten teacher Putnam Kidder sprinkles glitter on Declan Bisson's head before he receives his diploma at the graduation. The glitter was "the special dust" that "turned the kindergarteners into first graders." Andover Elementary graduates first full-day kindergarten class on Wednesday evening, June 18, 2014 at the school.<br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)
  • Andover Elementary faculty brought cupcakes for the new graduates. Andover Elementary graduates first full-day kindergarten class on Wednesday evening, June 18, 2014 at the school.<br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)
  • Eva Harbour (center) poses with her cupcake and punch following her kindergarten graduation. Andover Elementary graduates first full-day kindergarten class on Wednesday evening, June 18, 2014 at the school.<br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)
  • Delana Adams hugs her dad Chet following the graduation ceremony. Andover Elementary graduates first full-day kindergarten class on Wednesday evening, June 18, 2014 at the school.<br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)
  • Ella LaBrie (left) and Hayden Constantine pose for a photo on a bench outside of Andover Elementary after their graduation. Andover Elementary graduates first full-day kindergarten class on Wednesday evening, June 18, 2014 at the school.<br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

“We are making history” Jane Slayton, principal at the Andover Elementary and Middle School, announced on Wednesday evening. The reason for the proclaiment were the nearly 30 students lined up on stage behind her that were a part of the first full-day kindergarten class at the school. While voters in SAU 46 chose to institute the full-day structure district-wide next year, Andover was one of the early adopters,

Legacy Comments1

Very cute shot of the kids from backstage. Good eye, Andrea, per usual.

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