Tuesday, May 26, was officially the last day of school for students in the Pattonville School District. Teachers and staff members at Early Childhood, Bridgeway, Remington Traditional, Parkwood, Rose Acres and Willow Brook organized end-of-the-year parades as a farewell to students. While most schools held their events in a parking lot, Willow Brook hit the streets and drove through the neighborhoods.
In recent days, we have witnessed the outcry of anger and grief over the tragic death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. As a school community that values and celebrates diversity as a strength, we see the pain our students, staff, and community are experiencing. Recent events underscore that we as a society have much work left to do to ensure African-American friends, neighbors, and colleagues can thrive in the world without fear or encountering barriers to success.