Martha’s Vineyard school year ends with a cheer for summer

Students at Oak Bluffs School wrapped up their last day of school and started their first moments of summer vacation with happy smiles. — Photo by Ralph Stewart

The Martha’s Vineyard School year ended at noon, Tuesday, as more than 2,200 students rushed to embrace the summer.

At the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School, Chilmark School, Edgartown School, Oak Bluffs School, Tisbury School, West Tisbury School, and Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School the doors were thrown open and out rushed the kids. The teachers were not far behind.

“It’s been a great day, with a combination of excitement, as well as some touching sadness, as students get ready to say goodbye to their friends and teachers,” West Tisbury School principal Michael Halt said Tuesday morning.