Sutherland teachers organize parade to lift students' spirits

Published: Apr. 6, 2020 at 4:39 PM CDT
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There is no doubt the sudden closures of schools across the country due to the coronavirus is not only difficult for students, but their teachers as well.

It's a common sight seen throughout the country, teachers either visiting their students for a one-on-one lesson while practicing social distancing or organizing a drive-by parade to say "hello" to their beloved students.

Several schools in Greater Nebraska have already adopted the latter, including Broken Bow Public Schools and Cozad Community Schools.

On Monday, Sutherland Public Schools organized their own parade.

About 30 faculty, staff and members of the community participated.

They drove through their students' neighborhoods using their own personal vehicles, while honking and waving at their students.

Some even chose to ride their bikes along the route.

Some families even made signs with messages of support to hold for their teachers, such as "We Miss You" and "You Are Our Heroes."

Teachers also made it known that they too miss their students, by making signs of their own saying, "We Love Our 2020 Seniors" and "We Love Our Sailors."

Principal Dustin Mitchell says it took about an hour to complete the route.

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