Park Forest, IL-(ENEWSPF)- Floats built by kindergarten through eighth grade students, parents and teachers; students dressed as book characters; a 1950s era school bus; an antique car; cheerleaders; and school band will be part of the Park Forest-Chicago Heights School District 163 Celebration of Learning Parade on Tuesday, October 4, at 9:45 a.m.
The parade will step off from Michelle Obama School of Technology and the Arts, 530 Lakewood, Park Forest. The parade is a unique way of kicking off the school year and involving the community members in their children’s education and activities. Each float will feature a District educational goal.
The students in the District’s Communication Media Arts class at Barack Obama School of Leadership and STEM, who produce a weekly podcast at their school, will broadcast from along the parade route and provide commentary. The parade will proceed east on Lakewood, south on Orchard Drive and east o Main Street. Residents are encouraged to line the parade route and show their support of District 163 students.
The parade will be preceded by a ribbon cutting ceremony at 9:30 a.m. for the community to introduce Michelle Obama’s new addition, which features classrooms, commons area and gymnasium.
The publication date of this event was changed from September 26, 2016, to October 3, 2016, to allow for more recent placement closer to the event. We encourage our readers to attend and bring a family member, or friend.