•  Class of 2017
    To the Graduating Class of 2017:
    Congratulations on making it to your senior year.  Even though summer just ended, in a blink of an eye you will be taking senior photos, getting measured for your cap and gown, completing orders for a senior ring, filling out high school applications, getting ready for prom, and attending your Middle School Graduation!
    There is a lot to look forward to, but as I've said many times before, middle school will be over before you know it.  You've heard it all before; that you're supposed to cherish your last year in middle school and that these are some of the best years of your life.  With that being said, I do have some advice for you as you begin your senior year at Joseph B. Cavallaro.
    First, do not even think about catching senioritis.  Senior year is not a time to slack off.  There seems to be a misconception that senior year is supposed to be the year of "Easy A's" and "Forgotten Homework."  It is important to continue to challenge yourself inside and outside of the classroom.  
    Secondly, make sure that you grow as a student and a person.  You have worked incredibly hard these past couple of years, and you have changed considerably into a young adult.  Senior year can be somewhat stressful, but remember that you have the support of your Principal, Assistant Principal, Dean, and teachers.  
    Lastly, cherish this last year in Middle School.  After graduation, your life will never be the same. You will have different friends, different perspectives, and different responsibilities.  Your senior year at Joseph B. Cavallaro is incredibly important.  Even though you are ready to skip right into the spring of 2017, take your time getting ready.  You have been anticipating your walk across the stage for quite some time now.  It is important that you don't take each day for granted. Enjoy our daily routines, senior activities, and class theme days.
    We all know that you're ready for high school, but I promise you that when all is said and done, at some point, you will miss your friends, and you will miss your school.  Make the best of the time you have left.
    - Ms. Delfini, Assistant Principal