Gosnell cancels prom

Saturday, April 11, 2020

Gosnell Superintendent Bonard Mace announced this week that due to Governor Asa Hutchinson canceling on-site educational instruction for the 2019-2020 school year that the prom and Junior/Senior Banquet have been canceled.

According to a letter sent out by Mace, the 2020 Graduation has been postponed.

The letter reads, "Prom has been cancelled...Jr./Sr. Banquet has been cancelled...2020 Graduation has been postponed. (We are working endless in brainstorming ideas to keep the ceremony process.)

Mace also mentioned the Class of 2020 in the letter, "To the class of 2020, as we go through these unprecedented/ trying times, you have led this school in such a positive way. Your ability to carry on has helped us all to develop resilience. Seniors who have met the requirements to graduate and are in good standing are finished with all coursework. We will contact you individually to inform you of your standing."

"All students K-11 will continue with AMI plans through the remainder of the year," the letter reads. "Teachers will be communicating with each student to evaluate work and give feedback. Feel free to communicate with any and all personnel needed."

The letter continues, "We know that there are many questions still out there in relationship to Chromebooks, yearbooks, grades, and normal last nine weeks items. We will continue to communicate at all levels to establish guidelines to answer these questions.

I wish to end by saying that first and foremost: Be safe!! Take care of your families and do you best with any remaining work. 'The Pirate family will work through this and we will come out stronger.'"