Dozens of volunteers from Marshalltown High School and Marshalltown Learning Academy are distributing free MCSD Class of 2020 yard signs to senior students and their families in recognition of their unique senior year.
This year’s group of seniors has stayed strong in the face of the COVID-19 global pandemic and all the changes it has caused to daily life. The situation has caused interruptions to classwork, extracurricular activities, social events and more.
“We had nearly 50 volunteers help with senior sign distribution – nurses, teachers, paraeducators, secretaries and administrators,” said MHS Principal Jacque Wyant of last weekend’s sign deliveries. “Parents and students were appreciative of the staff’s efforts to accommodate and recognize the seniors for a most unusual end to their senior year. Staff were excited to see and talk to the seniors!”
School volunteers also delivered graduation caps and gowns to students set to graduate this year. Additionally, a “drive-thru” at the high school enabled seniors and their families to pick up the yard signs, caps, and gowns.
Wyant said it is important to recognize this year’s seniors for the unique challenges they’ve faced at the end of the school year.
“This year has been bittersweet as both students and staff miss the stability that a daily schedule offers,” she said.
Signs, caps and gowns will continue to be delivered to senior students and their families this week. For more information, contact Jacque Wyant at email@example.com or MLA Principal Eric Goslinga at firstname.lastname@example.org.