All seven schools in the Littleton District will host a “Tunnel of Hope” at 9 a.m. Thursday, May 21, to celebrate eighth grade promotion in a drive-thru fashion. Families of eighth graders can drive through their school parking lot, where there will be balloons and music set up.
Teachers and administration will be outside to wave and shout encouragement to the students. All students will receive promotion yard signs and a jump drive with a special promotion video made by the school.
The schools: Collier Elementary, Avondale; Country Place Leadership Academy, Tolleson; Estrella Vista STEM Academy, Avondale; Fine Arts Academy, Tolleson; Littleton Elementary STEM Academy, Avondale; Quentin STEM Academy, Avondale; and Tres Rios Service Academy, Tolleson.
“While this is not a traditional ceremony like we are used to, it’s important to acknowledge all the hard work put in by our eighth graders to be able to promote to high school,” said Dr. Roger Freeman, superintendent of the Littleton School District.