Commencement, promotion ceremonies set for May

    The arrival of spring temperatures and the start of the final quarter of study has local students thinking about the last day of school and summer vacation.
    The final day of the school year will be finalized by the Unit 1 Board of Education in April, but barring the use of any additional emergency days, the last day of the current school year is slated for Tuesday, May 29  with a teachers’ institute day on Wednesday, May 30.
    The board, on a recommendation from its high school and middle school principals, did set the dates for the high school commencement and middle school promotion ceremonies.
    The Coal City High School class of 2018 will receive diplomas on Sunday, May 20, at 2 p.m. The middle school eighth grade class will be recognized on Friday, May 25, at 7 p.m.
    The board also approved Thursday, May 24 as the date for the annual middle school eighth trip to Great America theme park in Gurnee.