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Work hard, play harder: TPS out for the summer

Posted: 5:42 PM, May 31, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-31 18:42:42-04

TULSA -- Tulsa Public Schools had their last day of classes Thursday. 

The school year was longer than normal because of the teacher walk out. 

Students and teachers celebrated the year coming to a close. 

Emerson Elementary had a field day at Chandler Park. They had snow cones, hamburgers, games and live music. 

"You get to see them having a good time," Tamela Tucker, a teacher at Emerson, said. "You get to have fun with them. They get to see you in a different light than they do during the school year."

Firefighters showed up to Mayo Demonstration to spray the kids with water from a ladder truck. It is a tradition every year.

Kids ran out on the front lawn of the school in their swimsuits. The grass quickly turned to mud.

Camri Hawkins, a fifth grader, said her mom went to Mayo and participated in the last day of school festivities.

"It's super fun," Hawkins said. "Normally, me and my friends are the first people out in the water just ready to get sprayed."

The teachers and students agreed they were going to miss one another over the summer.

"All of us 16 are friends for everything," Dustin Washington, a fourth grader, said about his classmates.

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