Minnehaha Elementary holds parade for students & teachers

Updated: May 11, 2020 10:34 PM

Another community came together for celebrate teachers and their students in the Northland on Monday. Staff of Minnehaha Elementary in Two Harbors held a parade. 

After weeks of not seeing each other, students and teachers got to share a smile and a wave and take part in the parade. Several cars were decorated and many families made signs all showing the community support for the students and teachers of their community.

"We have organized a car parade with all of our staff," said Minnehaha Elementary kindergarten teacher Annie Rees. "We invited Two Harbors Police, Two Harbors Fire Department, and Lake County Search and Rescue to bring smiles to our kids faces, and boost the morale of everyone that works or goes to our school and everyone in the community. And mostly just to maintain the connection that kids have with school."

While it is nice for the teachers and students to see each other again, it has been difficult to adapt to teaching at home now for almost two months.

"I teach kindergarten so it a lot more difficult," said Rees. "It's the parents who have made a giant commitment to helping their kids learn online using Google Classroom and Google Meet. But all the way up through fourth, fifth, and our middle and high school level too, everyone is working hard."

It doesn't normally fall on parents shoulders as much to take part in their children's education this much, but teachers are extremely grateful for the support.

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