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#WeSeeYouKSHB: Gladstone Elementary students, teachers celebrate school year

Gladstone Elementary teacher parade.png
Gladstone Elementary teacher parade.png
Posted at 9:54 PM, May 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-21 23:55:39-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Students and teachers at Gladstone Elementary in Kansas City, Missouri, celebrated the end of the school year Thursday with a car parade.

Administrators, faculty and staff at the school wanted to end the academic year on a positive note after students missed more than two months under stay-at-home orders amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

"I think it’s reciprocated,” Kansas City Public Schools Superintendent Mark Bedell said. “Our teachers miss the kids and the kids missed them, so we didn't want to end it like this. I think it’s a great way to get your summer break started."

Teachers decorated their cars in school colors, royal purple and silver, and families gathered to watch them drive by, wave and shout.

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