Zachary schools ended for summer May 20, but prior to doing so, end-of-year celebrations were held.

Students at Zachary Early Learning Center, along with faculty and staff, were able to “hula on down” at the pre-kindergarten’s annual luau.

Inflatables, face-painting, slides, sno-balls and pizza were part of the celebratory event for the district’s youngest, who’ll represent the kindergarten class of 2015-16.

At Northwestern Elementary School, after weeks of practice, kindergartners presented “Going on Vacation” for their families during three performances April 30, May 5 and May 7.

Superintendent Scott Devillier said the children traveled “across the country through song and dance led by wonderful music teacher, Lola Hill.”

Rollins Place School students were treated to nine-foot human hamster balls, outdoor games and frozen treats thanks to a local mobile gaming company that visited the school with its game trailer in tow.

At Zachary Elementary School, students chose to make memories of third and fourth grade with their yearbooks during the school’s annual yearbook signing party.

Outdoor activities, awards ceremonies and early dismissals were also part of the celebrations.

Devillier thanked teachers and district personnel for their collective hard work during the 2014-15 school year in his district news report, issued every Friday.

“It seems like just a moment ago we were all gathered in the Visual and Performing Arts Center at Zachary High for our opening session. Despite a challenging year, we’ve remained connected as a school district, and I’m grateful for the opportunity to lead such an outstanding team of professionals,” said Devillier, who urged the Zachary educators to take some time this summer for rest and relaxation. “I know we’ll have many opportunities for professional development, but I encourage you to take time to advance your own learning and growth this summer.”

Devillier said he’ll continue providing weekly updates through his Superintendent Report, which will be delivered each Thursday. He advised district employees to check their emails in an effort to stay connected with the latest in school and district news.

“It promises to be a busy season of preparation for another successful school year,” said Devillier.

Zachary students will return to school Aug. 11.