Middle School Honors Retirees on Last Day

The Western Wayne Middle School started a new tradition on the last day of school which was Friday, June 18, this year. It is called the 8th Grade Final Walk. As a final activity before leaving the building to move on to the high school, 8th grade students took a walk through the hallways appropriately led by two of their teachers that have led them through their middle school years Cynthia Bianchi and Sharon Giombetti, who are retiring.
Bianchi and Giombetti led the procession through the hallways of the middle school and received flowers from 6th and 7th grade students along the way. The two ended up with beautiful bouquets at the end along with many well wishes from students, faculty, and staff who lined the hallways and met them outside of the building to celebrate.
Giombetti has been a gym and health teacher at Western Wayne for 18 years. She is a high school graduate from Coughlin High School in Wilkes-Barre.
“I felt honored to be given such a send off,” Giombetti said. “It was such a surprise.”
Fellow retiree Bianchi agreed.
“This was wonderful,” she said. “I was totally blown away by the love of the faculty and students.”
Bianchi has been a sixth grade teacher for 34 years. She taught math every year with some other subjects on occasion throughout her time in the district. Bianchi notes that she also was a Western Wayne student who began her time at the school in Head Start which means she spent 14 years as a student at the district before eventually beginning her teaching career. In total as both student and teacher, she has spent 48 years at Western Wayne.
Western Wayne faculty, administration, staff, and students wish Bianchi and Giombetti the best in the future.

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