Parade brings cheers, tears

first_img123PrevNextStartStop Latest Stories Parade brings cheers, tears Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Book Nook to reopen Email the author By Jaine Treadwell And it worked just as planned. With one exception, more than a few misty teachers’ eyes.“It’s hard not to be misty-eyed,” said Laura Ellis. “We are family here at Banks. We love the kids and really and truly miss them.”The kids’ were, of course, the grand marshals of the parade. They waved, smiled and, some of the girls returned the blown kisses. The grand marshals brought along favorite dolls, a puppy or two and a baby brother or sister to be a part of the parade. The biggest smiles were saved for their classroom teachers.”The smiles spread from ear to ear when a parade grand marshal spotted his or her teacher. “I wish we could have hugged them all,” said Voncile Flowers. Hopefully, the day will come soon when it’s school as usual, said Shantell Rouse, Banks School principal.“It was so good for the children to see their teachers’ faces,” Rouse said. “We miss the children and they miss us. As teachers, we have shed more than a few tears. We don’t know what lies ahead. There is the possibility that school will not re-open this year. But, if so, we will move forward with on-line learning. And, if we have to play catchup, we will. We will do whatever we have to do, to make sure our children get caught up. We are sure that we will be able to meet any challenges before us. Xcenter_img By The Penny Hoarder Next UpSo, via social media, the teachers brainstormed ideas as to how they could connect with their kids and keep social distance at the same time.Several ideas were considered before they all agreed, “Why not a parade?”The idea was for the teachers at both campuses to decorate their cars with happy things. You Might Like City suspends recycling pickup; Brundidge closes public library The City of Troy has suspended curbside recycling collection until April 13 due to the potential spread COVID-19 coronavirus. “Due… read more Print Article “Banners, signs, pinwheels, balloons,” Schuster said. “Anything happy, bright and colorful. Signs and anything that said, ‘We miss you!’”Laura Hixon said teachers contacted parents through Facebook, Instagram School Messenger and a variety of other apps to invite them to be participants in the parades on both campuses on Thursday, March26.“Most of us also keep in touch with the parents of our children individually,” Hixon said. “The parents were excited because they said their children missed us just that much, too.”The idea for the parade was for the parents to drive their children along the teacher-decorated school driveways. The teachers would greet the children with smiles, waves and banners and blown kisses. The children would remain in their cars to acknowledge their teachers in their own special ways. Published 7:19 pm Thursday, March 26, 2020 Sponsored Content The bright sunshine was no competition for the bright smiles of teachers and students at Banks Schools on Thursday.The Pike County Schools have been closed for nearly two weeks due to the coronavirus pandemic and the teachers at Banks School have been missing the smiling faces of their “children.”“Banks Schools are rural so we haven’t had opportunities to see our children since school has been out,” said Robin Schuster, Banks Primary teacher. “We miss them and, because we are family at Banks, we believe they miss us, too.” Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Patriot Health ZoneHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more