One trend during the coronavirus pandemic is the “Teacher Parade.” This is where educators form a parade group and drive up and down the streets of a community, honking and recognizing students in homes along the way.
It’s a way to demonstrate the links between teachers, students and the community and a way to say COVID-19 won’t bring down education.
Amid a time of social distancing, the parades strengthen the ties that bind a community and its schools.
Here is a growing collection of teacher parade videos from communities across western North Dakota. If you captured video of a teacher parade in your town, send it to email@example.com, listing the town, date of the parade and any other details of interest and we’ll add it to this page:
Bismarck – March 27, 2020
Teachers from Northridge Elementary School stage a teacher parade Friday, March 27, in Bismarck, ND. This was shot on Atlas Drive by Bill Willis.
Bismarck – March 23, 2020
The teachers and staff at Centennial Elementary held a noisy Teacher Parade through the neighborhoods of their students.
Bottineau – March 25, 2020
Minot – March 26, 2020
This one, labeled a McKinley School teachers caravan, went by KX News Meteorologist Tom Schrader’s house, led by the Minot Police Department.
Rolla – March 27, 2020
The Rolla School staff parades around town March 27 to see the kids. Talk about making a lot of noise…