Tippecanoe School Corporation
Teacher Allyson Marvin dressed as Rey Skywalker with treat cart as part of May the fourth celebration
Sue Scott

National Teacher Appreciation Day is being celebrated around the nation in different ways. But at one TSC school, in a galaxy not too far away, teachers embraced May the Fourth by dressing in their favorite Star Wars attire.

Klondike Middle School Family and Consumer Sciences teacher Allyson Marvin dressed as Rey and made her way around the school with a Star Wars-themed cart of goodies during fourth period. The snacks included Darth chocolate ice cream bars, Princess Lays chips and Wookie cookies. 

“The school year was filled with many challenges, but we have adapted to the needs and proved we can persevere,” says Marvin. “This is a creative way to say thank you for all teachers have done despite the challenges and stepping outside of their comfort zone to help our students succeed.”

The eyes of young padawans (students) lit up like light sabers when they spotted their heroes embracing the Star Wars theme. 

Eighth grade student Brock Mull says May the Fourth at school was very creative and cool. “Mrs. Marvin really went above and beyond with her costume,” he says.

Classmate Abigail Schneider agreed that the day was a fun way to recognize teachers: “Teachers always do a good job every day and make things more fun.”

Principal Deborah Carter says the school has other fun things planned during the week "to celebrate our teachers who have been absolutely awesome with how they have adapted and handled operating a middle school in a pandemic."

Teachers dress for May the Fourth