Daily dose of sweetness: Henry Sibley staffers reveal their 'True Colors'

Last week, Gov. Tim Walz confirmed that schools would not reopen their doors this academic year, instead continuing with distance learning.

It was rough news for many teachers and students, particularly seniors, who are experiencing a sudden and unceremonious end to their high school years.

The staff at Henry Sibley High School in Mendota Heights wants students to know they understand. They put together a video to the tune of Cyndi Lauper's "True Colors."

"I know that there's a lot of people that are disappointed not to be coming back to school to finish out the year the way that we want," choral music teacher Joshua Countryman said in the video's intro. "Just want you to know the staff is thinking about you. And we're here, we've got your back, we're doing everything we can to support you.

"Some of the staff actually wanted to send out some words of encouragement to you, so this goes out to you all, and most especially to seniors."


From acts of kindness and sweet gestures to inspirational signs, these are some of the ways Minnesotans are lifting one another during the coronavirus pandemic.

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