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The Museum School graduates its first eighth grade class

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The Museum School graduates its first eighth grade class

Photo Caption: Jaz’Min McKeel receives her certificate from Teacher Peter Robertson while Museum School Principal Katherine Kelbaugh looks on during a ceremony May 26, 2016, celebrating the advancement of the school’s first 8th grade class. Photo provided by the Museum School.
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Photo Caption: Jaz’Min McKeel receives her certificate from Teacher Peter Robertson while Museum School Principal Katherine Kelbaugh looks on during a ceremony May 26, 2016, celebrating the advancement of the school’s first 8th grade class. Photo provided by the Museum School.

Photo Caption: Jaz’Min McKeel receives her certificate from Teacher Peter Robertson while Museum School Principal Katherine Kelbaugh looks on during a ceremony May 26, 2016, celebrating the advancement of the school’s first 8th grade class. Photo provided by the Museum School.

The Museum School in Avondale Estates has hit a notable milestone.

The charter school celebrated its first class of eighth graders that will be  moving on to high school. The school, which opened in 2010, serves kindergarten through the eighth grade.

According to the school, there were 43 students in the inaugural class. The Museum School held a “bridging ceremony” on May 26.

“Held in the TMS Cafetoríum, the ceremony included students sharing their favorite memories, a legacy gift presentation from the graduates to the school and a special recognition of the school’s Founders Club,” a press release from the school says.

“They were the first to do everything here: The first to construct Exhibit Night displays, the first to perform musical concerts, the first to explore and discover, and ace statewide testing,” principal Katherine Kelbaugh said in the release. “In both their academic achievements and their behavior, they leave behind a wonderful example for younger Explorers.”

The Museum School has continued to rack up accolades.

It was recently recognized by Gov. Nathan Deal for student achievement. The school’s principal and staff have also received awards for their achievements.

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