- Community members sent Mounds View High School close to 1,000 phone calls, e-mails, texts or letters.
- Our local businesses and families have volunteered their time and resources with coffee, bagels, juice, fruit, supplies for memorials and messages of support.
- Neighborhood parishes and faith-based organizations have organized prayer circles and supplied spiritual support for our students and families.
- Ramsey County officials ensured our students could safely visit a makeshift memorial at the accident site – where deputies stood shoulder to shoulder with us in the freezing rain as students consoled each other.
- Our neighborhood and metro media members have covered this tragic story with incredible respect and genuine concern for all involved.
I don’t think we can properly say thank you to everyone who has taken the time to offer their condolences in ways large and small. But on behalf of our entire school district, I want all to know how much we have appreciated this support.
During these days when it’s sometimes difficult to find words to express our many feelings, one particular saying has especially resonated with me. Irondale students created a large banner for their peers at Mounds View that says it best. It reads, “We don’t heal in isolation, but in community.”
Fortunately for us in Mounds View Public Schools, we will heal in community with all of you.
Support from the Mounds View Schools Education Foundation,
the Bulletin Newspapers and the Shoreview Press made publishing the above
acknowledgement possible in next week's papers.