Back in the day, hahaha, when I was in school, there where only 2 graduations by the time you finished 12th grade. Kindergarten and high school.
Many kids go to Pre-School now and have a graduation before they even go to Kindergarten. Complete with caps and gowns.
I think kindergarten graduation started because kindergartens were privately owned when they first started. When public schools started offering kindergarten, they kept the graduation. That’s my theory, anyway.
Too Many Graduations
I’m not sure when middle school graduation started. I didn’t go to middle school. We went to Junior High, and had no graduation. That was back when elementary school went to 6th grade, and Junior High was 7th & 8th grades. Somewhere along the line middle school graduation started.
That brings us to pre-school, kindergarten, middle school, and high school graduations.
Today, I saw lots of pictures on Facebook of kids graduating from elementary school. Seriously, 5th graders in caps and gowns having a graduation.
That is just too much. Graduation was something special. Something you had to work hard to achieve. Not everyone finished high school. Even fewer graduated from college. Wearing a cap and gown meant something. Graduation was a great achievement.
Now? When kids graduate high school, they could be wearing a cap and gown for the 5th time. The fifth time. It’s not special anymore. It’s not a great achievement. When did changing school buildings become full cap and gown graduation worthy?
What do you think? Are there too many graduations now?