Making Connections with School Parades

Making Connections with School Parades
Posted on 06/01/2020
From the Class of 2020 Senior Parade to the “reverse parades” held at each of Hicksville’s school buildings, it was clear – all in attendance felt an overwhelming sense of what it meant to be a school community again. Each school invited faculty and staff to meet on school grounds while parents and students drove past. There were cars festooned with balloons, posters of every size and shape, streamers, and students and teachers waving, horns honking, cheers as students, parents and teachers recognized each other, and big, broad smiles, not even the masks could hide. For a brief time, our school communities were united.

On May 9th, Woodland held its parade. “The day could not have been more perfect,” said Principal Beth Swanson. “The Woodland staff came out in full force to see the faces of our students and families that we love and miss so much. Through smiles and tears we all waved as each car came passing through the parking lot of our very special school. It's a day that all of us will never forget.”  

Many thanks to the parents, students and staff who participated in the parade, and to the Nassau County Police Department for helping us to conduct our parade safely!