FoxTrot Classics by Bill Amend for August 24, 2010

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    Sandfan  almost 12 years ago

    They’d better worry about her destroying the videoagraphers [if that’s a word] along with the video.

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    kab2rb  almost 12 years ago

    Nabuquduriuzhur yes schools do called promotion to HS. I think now a day’s 8th grade is start of HS.

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    Smiley Rmom  almost 12 years ago

    I think 8th grade graduation ceremonies are a hold over from when going to high school was optional. Also, I believe a lot of the one room school houses were only 1st through 8th grade. My mom & her siblings had to live somewhere other than with their parents in order to go to high school, since there wasn’t one in walking distance. My family moved at the beginning of my 8th grade from a district that did NOT have 8th grade graduations, to a district that still did. I thought it was weird! My hubby didn’t want to go to his college graduation, and our sons didn’t want a high school graduation ceremony or party. (We homeschooled them.) What’s important is the education, not the pomp & circumstance.

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    Frankr  almost 12 years ago

    TrapperJohn: Do you REALLY think that the reason your niece dropped out of school was too many earlier graduation ceremonies?? Doesn’t sound right…

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    JP Steve Premium Member almost 12 years ago

    I’ve seen pictures in the paper of kindergarten graduations – complete with caps, gowns and valedictorian!

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    JasonFoxIsMyHero  almost 12 years ago

    Why is everyone commenting on 8th Grade graduations and not on the actual strip? However, when in Rome… Most Catholic/private schools are K-8, so having an 8th Grade graduation makes sense. This was probably more often the case in 2000, when Bill wrote this strip.

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