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July 4th parade - ESY July 4th parade 2024
Posted in , , on July 1, 2024

July 4th parade celebrates students’ accomplishments

It鈥檚 not really time for the July 4th holiday until the 麻豆传媒视频 extended school year (ESY) July 4th parade happens.

So now the 4th can happen! Last Thursday Webb Elementary was the site of the annual ESY parade.

The parade is a chance to celebrate the ESY students and all their accomplishments. And what better way to do that than with a parade complete with red, white and blue decorations, traditional summer school students cheering them on and Miley Cyrus鈥 鈥淧arty in the USA鈥 playing in the background.


鈥淚t鈥檚 so fun,鈥 said Shelby Sanders-Alvarez, who is the ESY summer school principal and a special education instructional specialist the rest of the year. 鈥淚 like seeing the kids being able to participate and the kids being able to see them enjoy the small things.鈥

It wasn鈥檛 a small thing to get the parade set up. Sanders-Alvarez had help from people on the Webb campus, the district鈥檚 special education department and others to help make the day special. Donations of decorations also helped.

And while the parade put smiles on the faces of the students being honored in the parade, they weren鈥檛 the only ones.

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Special education curriculum coordinator Tamara Johnson has been with the district since 2016. The parade is a must-see part of her summer.

鈥淭his is a tradition,鈥 Johnson said. 鈥淚t鈥檚 nice that they EY (extended year) administrators allow this to take place. The collaboration between the EY administrators and the ESY administrators make this happen. This is a wonderful setting. A lot of our kids wouldn鈥檛 be able to do something like this because of the limitations they have.鈥