Students honor Holmes Elementary teacher in Wilmington


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Tempie had all the elements for honoring Holmes Elementary School teacher Kris Wood, who passed away this week and liked purple and giraffes.

Tempie had all the elements for honoring Holmes Elementary School teacher Kris Wood, who passed away this week and liked purple and giraffes.


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WILMINGTON — Holmes Elementary School first-grade teacher Kris Wood passed away unexpectedly of natural causes Tuesday, and on Wednesday students and others honored Mrs. Wood by wearing her favorite color purple and taking a walk outdoors.

Wood had worked in Wilmington City Schools since 2013 as a highly respected primary educator, stated the school district’s Facebook page where the school logo image had become purple.

“After your walk, enjoy a cup of tea at 4:00. Mrs. Wood’s favorite color was purple, she enjoyed nature and having a cup of tea with Mr. Wood at 4:00 and yes, giraffes,” the Facebook post said.

“Enjoy a remote walk in your neighborhood and know we are connected in our hearts … Mrs. Wood would want us to stand tall like a giraffe and walk gracefully,” added the post.

Tempie had all the elements for honoring Holmes Elementary School teacher Kris Wood, who passed away this week and liked purple and giraffes.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/04/web1_giraffe_p.jpgTempie had all the elements for honoring Holmes Elementary School teacher Kris Wood, who passed away this week and liked purple and giraffes. Courtesy photos

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