"I guess we kind of feel cheated," Anna (Mroczkowski, Grade 7) said. I am excited to go over to Chippewa (high school) this year, but I think we're going to miss things that Grade 8 students are supposed to experience because we're already attending a high school."It's unfortunate she feels this way-- the school should have celebrated all its graduates who were moving on to high school in the fall, and prom should have been for Grade 6, 7 and 8 students instead of the traditional outing just for Grade 8s.
There's no reason why some of these Grade 8 grad traditions cannot follow the younger students to their new schools either. Only those obsessed with tradition and unwilling to adapt to change will continue to think they're "missing out" on anything at all.