ISD 166 offers community a way to show support for Class of 2020
School District 166 is working on making graduation day special for the Class of 2020, despite the restrictions on large gatherings due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead of a high school gym packed with more than a thousand people, the Class of 2020 will walk through an open gym, through the school building for one last time, and will then take part in a parade.
The public is invited to watch the parade and cheer for the graduates. More details will be released on that as graduation day approaches, on May 30.
But for now, the community has an opportunity to help make the unusual commencement activities a little brighter.
The school is inviting community members to create luminaries, to line the school hallway for the graduates walk through the halls.
School District 166 has bags available at the Eagle doors at the school. The goal is to have 2,020 decorated bags along the path, to show support for the Class of 2020.
Bags can be decorated with the name of a specific graduate, or with a message to the entire class. Making the announcement, Assistant Principal Mitch Dorr encouraged community members to be creative.
Bags will be available at the school from May 11 to May 15 and the school would like them returned by May 18.
To get an idea of what this is all about, click here to see a video of Assistant Principal Dorr.