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[Weekly Inspiration] Sending Love to Students with a Song

[Weekly Inspiration] Sending Love to Students with a Song

It’s been several weeks since most teachers saw their students in person, since school cafeterias bustled with lunchtime chatter, or hallways echoed with the smack of lockers shutting as the morning bell rings. The end of the school year is typically an emotional time for teachers and students alike, but it goes without saying that this year, as it draws to a close, is feeling especially hard for a lot of us. Many teachers didn’t get to say goodbye in person, give their students one last hug or high five, or go through any of the usual end of the school year rituals that help make closing the classroom door on the last day of school just a little easier.

Educators and school staff across the nation are missing their students. And while they would all—without a doubt—rather see their students safe and well under the current circumstances, many are also committed to letting their students know that they still care for them.

At one small rural school district in Central Valley California, where 90% of their students are eligible for free/reduced lunch program, school staff is continuing to distribute food to the district families—but they felt their students needed their spirits uplifted, too. So, teachers and staff at Coalinga-Huron Unified School District (CHUSD) banded together to sing a special song for their students.

According to Luci Rogers, Assistant Superintendent at CHUSD, they hope the video will go viral and reach 1 million views, so they can spread their message of inspiration as far as possible.   

Rogers explained, “Sung to the tune of “We Are the World” [by Michael Jackson], the heartfelt message will resonate with all teachers, school leaders, staff across the world who want their students to know ‘we are right here when you need us’ and ‘soon there’ll be a better day for you and me.’” 

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McKenna Wierman

McKenna Wierman studied Journalism at the University of Mississippi, and has worked with Edmentum since June 2016. She currently serves as a Digital Marketing Specialist, and believes that empowered teachers are the key to successful students.