Pioneer Tribune photos
Above, the fourth grade class at Emerald Elementary sings a song to the other students before school let out for the summer on Tuesday. Teacher Christi Ryan, at far right, and Principal Erik Mason, far left, are shown guiding the students during the song. At left, first and fifth grade students are shown waiting patiently for the fourth grade presentation to begin. Ryan, along with her son, Coby learned the song while attending a leadership conference recently in Lansing. Ryan rewrote the words to fit Emerald Elementary and Coby talked to the fourth graders about being the “leaders” in the school next year as fifth graders.