Outgoing fifth grader Trenton Hopson accepts a gift bag from his Helen Haller Elementary teacher Mary Himley on June 17 during a drive-thru graduation ceremony. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Outgoing fifth grader Trenton Hopson accepts a gift bag from his Helen Haller Elementary teacher Mary Himley on June 17 during a drive-thru graduation ceremony. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Sequim elementary, middle schools celebrate moving on with drive-thru ceremonies

Health restrictions may have kept Sequim’s schools from fully celebrating their graduates, but some creative staffers helped send off hundreds of students to their new schools in style.

Sequim Middle School, Greywolf Elementary School and Helen Haller Elementary School each held their own unique drive-through graduations last week; the middle school had 206 eighth-graders finish their year, while Greywolf had 105 students and Helen Haller had 90 students complete fifth grade.

Each school had creative send-offs for its advancing students, including picture-ops with cardboard cutouts, picture frames and signs.

Sequim School District’s official last day of school was June 17.

See more pictures here.

Greywolf Elementary fifth-grader Mikylah Lanning poses for a graduation photo with teachers Nathalie Maynock and Teresa Iversen on June 17. Along with certificates and photos, graduating fifth-graders got a free yearbook courtesy of Greywolf PTA. Photo by Darcy Lamb

Greywolf Elementary fifth-grader Mikylah Lanning poses for a graduation photo with teachers Nathalie Maynock and Teresa Iversen on June 17. Along with certificates and photos, graduating fifth-graders got a free yearbook courtesy of Greywolf PTA. Photo by Darcy Lamb

Greywolf Elementary fifth-grader Abbygayle Brittell Brown poses for a graduation photo with teachers Ashley Kramer and Aaron Reno on June 16. Photo by Darcy Lamb

Greywolf Elementary fifth-grader Abbygayle Brittell Brown poses for a graduation photo with teachers Ashley Kramer and Aaron Reno on June 16. Photo by Darcy Lamb

Sequim Middle School graduates Darian Johnson, left, and Susannah Sharp celebrate at the school’s eighth-grade drive-thru graduation on June 17. Photo by Allison Hastings

Sequim Middle School graduates Darian Johnson, left, and Susannah Sharp celebrate at the school’s eighth-grade drive-thru graduation on June 17. Photo by Allison Hastings

Tayler Rome is all smiles at Sequim Middle School’s eight-grade drive-thru graduation on June 17. Photo by Allison Hastings

Tayler Rome is all smiles at Sequim Middle School’s eight-grade drive-thru graduation on June 17. Photo by Allison Hastings

Eighth-graders (clockwise from bottom left) Ayden Holland, Titus Liggins and Keenan Green, with seventh-grader Lincoln Liggins, enjoy Sequim Middle School’s eight-grade drive-thru graduation on June 17. Photo by Allison Hastings

Eighth-graders (clockwise from bottom left) Ayden Holland, Titus Liggins and Keenan Green, with seventh-grader Lincoln Liggins, enjoy Sequim Middle School’s eight-grade drive-thru graduation on June 17. Photo by Allison Hastings

Sequim Middle School teachers Brad Meckley and Susan Dwyer cheer on graduating eight-graders at a drive-thru ceremony at the school on June 17. Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

Sequim Middle School teachers Brad Meckley and Susan Dwyer cheer on graduating eight-graders at a drive-thru ceremony at the school on June 17. Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

Outgoing fifth grader Trenton Hopson accepts a gift bag from his Helen Haller Elementary teacher Mary Himley on June 17 during a drive-thru graduation ceremony. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Outgoing fifth grader Trenton Hopson accepts a gift bag from his Helen Haller Elementary teacher Mary Himley on June 17 during a drive-thru graduation ceremony. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Helen Haller Elementary fifth grade graduate Mia Jacobson poses for a social-distancing-appropriate photo-op with fifth grade teachers’ cut outs for, from left, Saxon Holt, Mary Himley, Meredith Vincent, and Brittney Rothwell. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Helen Haller Elementary fifth grade graduate Mia Jacobson poses for a social-distancing-appropriate photo-op with fifth grade teachers’ cut outs for, from left, Saxon Holt, Mary Himley, Meredith Vincent, and Brittney Rothwell. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Yael Acosta stands with his fifth grade teachers, from left, Saxon Holt, Mary Himley, Meredith Vincent, and Brittney Rothwell during a special drive-thru fifth grade graduation at Helen Haller Elementary. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Yael Acosta stands with his fifth grade teachers, from left, Saxon Holt, Mary Himley, Meredith Vincent, and Brittney Rothwell during a special drive-thru fifth grade graduation at Helen Haller Elementary. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Kaleb Delph waves goodbye as he participates in Helen Haller Elementary’s drive-thru graduation for its fifth graders on June 17. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Kaleb Delph waves goodbye as he participates in Helen Haller Elementary’s drive-thru graduation for its fifth graders on June 17. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

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