Danville schools celebrate teachers and staff with farewell parades
By Lindsay Doty
On an overcast day, vehicles displaying colorful posters with teachers’ names and happy messages made their way from Danville schools through town as a farewell gesture to the Danville Community School Corporation staff. The school parades hosted by the Danville Community Education Foundation gave students a chance to say goodbye to teachers and staff during a time of social distancing.
There were large buckets placed at the end of each school parade route where students dropped off handmade cards and messages.
Although it’s not the end-of-year celebration everyone pictured with classroom parties and hugs, the gesture was heartwarming.
“We were so surprised with the impressive turnout for today’s parade,” said South Elementary principal Tina Noe. “Our hearts are so full. It was an opportunity for us to see the faces of our students and have a little closure. It was incredibly difficult not to run up and hug each one of them.”
(Photos by Eric Pritchett)