WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) -- Tuesday was the last day of school for the Tippecanoe School Corporation and Klondike Elementary sent their graduating fifth graders out in style.
All 146 fifth graders walked the halls one last time in front of the entire school for the second annual Fifth Grade Parade.
The school celebrated the last day with a lot of games in their Field Day.
Klondike Elementary principal, Scott Peters, said emotions are running high as the students prepare for the next step.
"They love being recognized by all the other kids but they also love being able to say goodbye to all their former teachers as well. It's a very exciting time for them but there are some tears as well," said Peters.
The kids aren't the only ones feeling a lot of different emotions this time of year, Peters said the teachers are looking forward to the summer and next school year as well.
"I think as much as the kids look forward to it, I think the teachers look forward to it even more. It's a way for them to see their kids, regardless of whatever age they had them, to see them mature and ready for that next step in their educational journey," said Peters.
All the teachers lined the sidewalks and waved to the kids as they headed home for the summer. The teachers' last day will be Wednesday morning.
- TSC wraps up 2017-18 school year with '5th Grade Parade'
- TSC names 2018 Teachers of the Year
- TSC welcomes new administration for upcoming school year
- TSC hosts safety forum in preparation of new school year
- TSC awarded STEM acceleration grant
- TSC's Susan DeLong to retire after 37 years in Education
- TSC celebrating 10 years of technology-to-classroom program
- TSC Teacher Named Finalist for Indiana Teacher of the Year
- TSC to host open school safety forum Thursday