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grade-schooler \ ˈgrād-​ˌskü-​lər How to pronounce grade-schooler (audio) \ noun

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Many of us learned how to eat honeysuckle nectar in our early years of grade school, with the nectar-licking lessons passed from kid to kid during recess or while on the playground as honeysuckle seemed to bloom all around us. Kevin Ambrose, Washington Post, "What’s that wonderful smell? It’s honeysuckle season!," 4 June 2018 Beyond serving the flock, the diocese runs many grade schools and high schools that are popular with lay parents. Violet Law, The Seattle Times, "Advocate of China-Vatican dialogue named Hong Kong bishop," 7 Jan. 2019 There’s also the intimidation factor—the name alone can conjure up bad bootcamp class experiences or memories from grade school fitness tests. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "This Exercise Tool Can Help You Finally Master Push-ups," 5 Feb. 2019 A month before the royal wedding, King hosted the television special Meghan Markle: An American Princess on CBS, which chronicled the new duchess' life–from grade school to her time on Suits–leading up to her stunning nuptials to Prince Harry. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle and Gayle King's Friendship: Everything We Know," 21 Feb. 2019 Accessibility, and a lack thereof, had colored López’s life from grade school to graduate school. Jackie Fielder, Teen Vogue, "Gabriela López Just Became the Youngest Elected Official in San Francisco," 11 Jan. 2019 Every year, the House brings children from across the Washington region to their before- and after-school programs and summer programs to offer support and guide them from grade school through graduation. Washington Post, "At the ‘Cinderella Ball’ kids celebrate other kids with special needs," 3 June 2018 Among the officers funded by state grants, more than two-thirds are in lower-grade schools, according to a state document. Perry Vandell, azcentral, "How many police officers already are on Phoenix-area school campuses?," 18 Apr. 2018 The Sunview Elementary community in Lyndhurst, part of the South Euclid-Lyndhurst schools, is almost an archetypal grade school, in my opinion. Maria Shine Stewart,, "'Spring ahead' for an energetic boost: Sun Messages," 22 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of grade school

1869, in the meaning defined above

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Kids Definition of grade school

: a school including the first six or the first eight grades

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