Teachers at Gholson ISD throw parade for students

Posted at 7:08 PM, Apr 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-08 20:08:32-04

GHOLSON, TX. — Faculty and staff at Gholson ISD organized a parade on Wednesday to show their students how much they are missed.

"This is really hard, there are so many little things that you miss, you miss their hugs and handshakes and silly little things they do," said Christy McKinney, teacher.

They took a trip around towns, cars decked out bumper to bumper and lots of honking and waving.

"We hope they remember that we love them, we miss them and we want them here and even on the days we are frustrated, they are the reason we get up and go to work everyday."

It isn't just teachers showing the love, students miss the classroom too. They created posters and were ready for their teachers to pass by.

"It shows how the community stands together and how we all miss each other in times like this," said Kristy Bridget.

Superintendent Heather McCartney says this is what Gholson is all about, community and today they made sure to prove it.

"We want to be a source of strength not only for students but for the community. We have a saying at school that we say all the time, 'It's a great day to be a Wildcat'. So we hope today with the kids seeing us and waving and telling them we miss them and that everything is going to be okay and that we are here, that we really solidified that slogan because when we say it, we mean it, it is a great day to be a Wildcat."