Monday night lights: Park Rapids School staff rallies to lift community spirit
School staff and families paraded through town Monday night bearing messages of support, before parking along the high school football field to honk their horns and shine their headlights as a community.
1/5: Park Rapids Schools staff and family members staged a parade Monday to boost school spirit in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and distance learning. They ended up parked along the edge of the high school football field, making noise and lightening the dusk as the sun went down.
2/5: Century Elementary teachers Chelsie Weeding and Tarja Nelson (back seat), Jodi Erickson and Brianne Morris rode together to "Light Up the Field," bearing signs telling students, "We miss you ... Keep reading ... You are pawsome."
3/5: Heidi Henry (front seat at left), Cholice Koeller, and children Trent and Tanner Henry display a rainbow of handprints and the message "stronger together" during Monday's rally.
4/5: Century Elementary teacher Brianna Anderson drove to Monday's "Light Up the Field" rally sporting multi-colored hearts and a sign saying that her "students rock."
5/5: Park Rapids High School Principal Jeff Johnson and his wife, Stacy, traveled to Monday's rally with a scarf on their hood in "Panther pride" colors. He explained that school staff planned on driving onto the athletic field, "surrounding the football field area with their cars and lights on, in support of our students, our community and our parents."