Letters to Seniors: From Mr. Hanson

Abridged from a letter to Seniors that was sent Thursday afternoon.

Good afternoon to the awesome North Springs Class of 2020!

It is so hard to believe that this is your last week of school and we cannot see each other to celebrate all of the traditional end of the year ceremonies.  I cannot tell you enough that I miss seeing you. I hope each of you are doing well, are taking care of yourselves and are dreaming big about what the future holds. I am so proud of your accomplishments as individuals and as a class and look forward to the great things you will do in your future.

I know you have three days of school left and you are “officially done” with your classes, but you are not yet quite done with school.  I want to share a couple of things, that are in no particular order, but things you need to be aware of as we wind down.

Virtual Graduation Ceremony

Thank you for patiently waiting and working with me as we have navigated this idea of a virtual graduation. With the news that we could not have a traditional graduation ceremony together, I am so proud to know that our parents and students put their brainstorming hats on and offered many meaningful ideas to help celebrate our North Springs Class of 2020 graduates. The ideas that I heard over and over again from students and parents was that the individual components of the traditional graduation ceremony were important, even if done individually were important to keep. That is what we used as our guiding light to plan the ceremony.

Each student will be invited on campus at a set time to be filmed in their cap and gown, walking across the theater stage to hear their name called, and then pictures taken with the cap and gown with their diploma. Our SGA and Top 10 speeches will be completed on campus and filmed, just as they would have been delivered during the traditional ceremony. JROTC will present the Colors.  All of these individual components will be then combined together to create the virtual ceremony that we will broadcast and share at the end of the week. I will share more information about the appointments and such for filming these graduation walks on Friday. 

Don’t hesitate to ask questions of your teachers as you finish this week. Our motto during this time has been Compassion over Compliance. Our teachers and staff are here to help you these last several days. Finish strong…….#SpartanStrong!


Mr. Hanson

Mr Hanson

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