Message from the Superintendent

 

As we move into the new calendar year of January 2017, we are approaching the close of the second marking period.  To date parents and students have received two mid-marking period notices and the first marking period report card.  Additionally, each parent or guardian has access to the parent portal in Realtime (please call your child’s guidance counselor if you do not have an access password or are having problems logging in to Realtime).  Students also have access through the student portal in Realtime.  You have access to grades, discipline records, homework assignments, and projects.  The information on these portals allows you to be active in the educational process.  Together, parents, students, teachers, supervisors, directors, and administrators can work to make each child successful.

 

This month we celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Many classes will listen to his famous speech and review writings with the focus on non-violent activism.  I have posted it here if you would like to listen. (http://kingencyclopedia.stanford.edu/encyclopedia/documentsentry/doc_august_28_1963_i_have_a_dream/ )

 

Patrick Brady, our Supervisor of Social Studies, sent the following message to all staff members and I would like to share it with all of you:

 

On Monday, January 16th, the district will be honoring the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.   Please discuss his life and accomplishments with students before we go on break or shortly thereafter so students understand the significance of his life and why we are off from school.  Dr. King's life, teachings, writings, and his commitment to civil disobedience should drive instruction at your discretion.   

 

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a man of deep faith, compassion, and devotion.  He reminded us all that "the time is always ripe to do right.”  He challenged us all to live up to the ideals enshrined in our founding documents – that we are all created equal, endowed with unalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

As we remember Dr. King, let us recommit ourselves to the standards he set and continue to instill those values into our students.

 

 

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