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Ripon 8th grade events May 27-28
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It’s been an interesting year for eighth-grade students at Weston Elementary School.

Due to the Measure G reconstruction, some 420 youngsters and staff were dispatched throughout the Ripon Unified School District’s other kindergarten-through-eighth-grade campuses for this year only.

Work at Weston is scheduled to be completed soon with the campus re-opening in July.

Ripon Elementary School, in the mean time, has accommodated the Weston eighth graders. But it will be Park View hosting the promotional exercises scheduled Wednesday, May 27, at 6 p.m.

The district website,, said: “Students from Weston are graduating before all other eighth graders in the district due to ‘space issues.’”

A week or two prior to the event, they’ll be bused over to Park View for graduation practices.

“It will be very important that parents have students in school the entire day so that they are not missing (the) practices,” said school officials.

In addition, Weston students will be expected to continue attending school the next day following eighth-grade graduation – Thursday, May 28 – as well as that upcoming Friday.

May 28 is when students at Park View, Ripona, Colony Oak and Ripon Elementary will be honored with their respective eighth-grade promotional events.

In addition, Park View eighth graders Shaista Afzal, Rebecca McConahay, Nimrit Hayer, Manuel Ponce, Dilea Alvarez and Ardel  Alaya of Park View are scheduled to receive their Pathway to Biliteracy Award today during at a special event at the San Joaquin County Office of Education in Stockton.

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