Photos: Local school teachers use parades to say hello to students at home

photo by: Chad Lawhorn

More than a dozen vehicles full of New York Elementary school teachers gathered at about noon Monday, March 23, 2020, for an informal "porch parade" through the New York school neighborhood. Teachers drove through the area and waved at students who were outside. The parade was part of an effort to stay connected with students who will be doing distance learning for the rest of the school year as part of the COVID-19 precautions mandated by the state.

More than a dozen vehicles with New York Elementary school teachers gathered at about noon on Monday for an informal “porch parade” through the New York school neighborhood in eastern Lawrence.

Teachers at other schools throughout Lawrence held similar parades Monday afternoon, driving through the areas where their students live and waving at students who were outside. The parades were part of an effort to stay connected with students who will be doing distance learning for the rest of the school year as part of the COVID-19 precautions mandated by the state.


photo by: Chad Lawhorn

More than a dozen vehicles full of New York Elementary school teachers gathered at about noon Monday, March 23, 2020, for an informal “porch parade” through the New York school neighborhood. Teachers drove through the area and waved at students who were outside. The parade was part of an effort to stay connected with students who will be doing distance learning for the rest of the school year as part of the COVID-19 precautions mandated by the state.

photo by: Chad Lawhorn

More than a dozen vehicles full of New York Elementary school teachers gathered at about noon Monday, March 23, 2020, for an informal “porch parade” through the New York school neighborhood. Teachers drove through the area and waved at students who were outside. The parade was part of an effort to stay connected with students who will be doing distance learning for the rest of the school year as part of the COVID-19 precautions mandated by the state.


Eudora thanks teachers who organized parade over weekend

Eudora Elementary school teachers also had a “porch parade” on Sunday to give elementary students a chance to see their teachers during the unplanned break in school. Eudora community members responded with a display at one of the town’s busiest intersections on Church Street thanking teachers for their efforts.

photo by: Chad Lawhorn/Journal-World photo

Eudora Elementary school teachers also had a “porch parade” on Sunday to give elementary students a chance to see their teachers during the unplanned break in school. Eudora community members responded with a display at one of the town’s busiest intersections on Church Street thanking teachers for their efforts.

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