We're having our graduation on Monday. This year we have six graduates (only one last year and none during the two years of hell prior to that). I've taught them all at least once. These kids have worked hard and have earned a moment in the spotlight.Mary Denney said she can't believe how her son's taking a bow and blowing a kiss on stage was grounds for the superintendent to withhold his diploma.
"There was no misbehavior. Showboating is not misbehavior," Mary Denney said. "A bow, a kiss to your mom is not misbehavior. There was no need of my son not getting his diploma."
Short of a kid mooning me with "to 196" written on his or her cheeks, I think they can do whatever they want on stage and should leave with a diploma. In fact, I might even blow kisses or do cartwheels myself, I'm so proud of them!
I've already telegraphed my opinion, but I want to know what you think. Did the Superintendent overreact, or is she justified in trying to keep the graduation ceremony dignified?