Voorhis School Holds Farewell Drive-Thru for Students

by M. Earle, Contributing Writer, Mountain View School District

Voorhis Elementary School in the Mountain View School District held a farewell drive-thru event to celebrate the end of the 2020-2021 school year and honor the school’s final year of educating students.

The school parking lot was adorned with decorative balloons prominently displaying 1963 and 2021, the years the school has served the community. Voorhis’ dedicated teachers, classified staff and principal, Larry Elwell, lined the parking lot greeting and cheering the families as they drove through. Students were presented with goodie bags, t-shirts, and a mustang mascot commemorating the school’s 58 years of providing exceptional instruction for students.

The sentimental event was coordinated by the school’s PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support) team to commend the students and families for the perseverance, dedication and courage they displayed as they rose to the challenge of this very difficult school year, and to say one last good-bye before the school closed its doors.

Following Voorhis’ PBIS motto – “Voorhis Mustangs Ride with PRIDE” the Voorhis staff encouraged the students to be Productive – Responsible – Independent – Determined – Every day and to keep their Voorhis spirit with them as they move on to their new schools.