As the community continues work to maintain a sense of staying #HealthyAtHome, Scott County schools still find ways to reach the students they can’t have in the classroom. 

Southern Elementary held a “wave parade” last Wednesday as teachers drove through neighborhoods with signs and balloons. Scott County Middle School shared a video with encouraging messages from teachers. Garth Elementary students had a day where they dressed as their favorite teacher. And, Superintendent Dr. Kevin Hub even read a book over Facebook video.

“The wave parade was exactly what my heart needed,” said Family Resource and Youth Service Center Coordinator Torie Hundley. “In a time when there is so much uncertainty, it is certain how much we love and miss our students.”

Students, families and other community members lined the streets, she said.

“It’s a memory we will never forget,” Hundley said. 

SCMS teachers and staff held signs forming uplifting messages in a video shared on YouTube and Facebook. 

“Together we can handle this,” one message read. “We believe in you,” read another.  

On Facebook, Scott County Schools shared a video Thursday of Hub reading the book, “The Juice Box Bully.”

“I’ve had a chance to read this to classrooms across the county,” he said in the video. “That’s why I’ve chosen this book.” 


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