Teachers put on Cinco De Mayo parade for students in Detroit

Posted at 6:27 PM, May 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-05 20:41:38-04

DETROIT (WXYZ) — Every year on Cinco De Mayo a school in southwest Detroit puts on an educational celebration of culture. This year, they had to find a way to do it a bit differently.

Teachers at Neinas Dual Language Learning Academy in the Detroit Public Schools Community District gathered in the school parking lot, decorated their cars and celebrated not just Cinco De Mayo, but the students they miss.

Every school year we do a big parade with the students and walk around the community. Since we can’t do that we are bringing the parade to the community,” said Dawn Williams, an 8th Grade Math Teacher.

The parade came during National Teacher Appreciation Week.

Students said they appreciate their teachers more than ever. The parade came during National Teacher Appreciation Week.

“They teach me how to do math and other things,” said Salvatore, who is 7 years old.

“Throughout the year they teach me how to get through math, ELA and all types of subjects,” said Anthony Sanchez, a student.

“They have been teaching us a lot of things, so we can get through the next grade,” said Marissa Sanchez.

“Teachers love their students,” said Meredith Summer, a teacher.

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