Students thank crossing guard for keeping them safe

Students and Mr. B pose for a picture with Mr. Sullivan
Serena Kane (grade 1), Katherine Eldred (grade 2), Haylie Gongola-Kane (grade 5) and Principal Gregg Barthlemas present Mr. Sullivan with thank you cards.

Schuylerville Central School District students and staff are saying thank you to crossing guard Bob Sullivan, who retired in December. On Tuesday, Jan. 8 elementary school students presented Mr. Sullivan with a thank you card they created in art class.

“If you’ve ever driven by campus in the morning, chances are you’ve seen students high-fiving Mr. Sullivan’s stop sign as they crossed the street to school,” said Elementary School Principal Gregg Barthelmas. “The students decided it would be fitting to include prints of their hands in the card to say thank you to Mr. Sullivan for keeping them safe.”

Bus driver Marge Abbott presents Mr. Sullivan with a signed stop sign
Bus driver Marge Abbott presents Mr. Sullivan with a signed stop sign

Art teacher Michael Shea worked with students on the design of the card and gave each student in the school an opportunity to include their thumbprint. High school students in Su Luke’s and Kirt Winslow’s art classes also created individual thank you cards for Mr. Sullivan and bus drivers in the district presented him with a stop sign that each driver had signed.

Please join the district in thanking Mr. Sullivan and wishing him all the best in his retirement.