WESLEY CHAPEL – The school year came to an end Tuesday for students throughout Pasco County, but the finale had special meaning for Quail Hollow Elementary.
The school is closing for two years while the building undergoes a major renovation project. In the meantime, students will attend either Wesley Chapel Elementary or Watergrass Elementary.
Shady Hills Elementary is in store for a similar renovation. Students from that school will attend Crews Lakes Middle, which is becoming a K-8 school for the two years it takes to make the necessary improvements to the elementary school.
At Quail Hollow on Tuesday, Principal Michelle Berger read the Dr. Seuss book “Oh, the Places You’ll Go” during an afternoon celebration for fifth-graders.
Then the days came to an end in the traditional fashion, with an added twist.
Each year on the final day of school, fifth-graders are treated to a “clap out,” with other students lining up and applauding as the oldest students leave the school for the last time.
This year, because no one is coming back to Quail Hollow for two years, every grade was treated to a clap out.
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