Welcome back from break!!! I hope we are all, staff and students alike, ready to work after relaxing and recharging. Let’s make every day count in 2020.
Each year many of us make New Year’s resolutions and set goals to improve ourselves. Some of these commitments last while others fail. These resolutions often include exercising, getting more sleep, or living a generally healthier lifestyle to name a few. I would like each student to make a resolution to become more focused on reading, problem solving, and demonstrating awareness of fellow students’ feelings. Together you, the parents, and our staff should work to make sure each resolution lasts.
During the month of January each school will be conducting its annual spelling bee. We will be recording these events and will post the entire contest on each school’s Facebook page. Good luck to all of the competitors!
Additionally in January, we will be announcing the teacher of the year for each school. I look at our many talented staff members and am grateful for their hard work and dedication. This annual selection allows us to recognize some staff for exceptional work in the classroom and cite their successes that go above and beyond.
Also, on the third Monday in January, we celebrate the life or Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. We will be participating in many activities including reading stories and having discussions to help the students understand why we celebrate this day.
Mr. Brady, District Supervisor of Social Studies, sent this message:
On Monday, January 20th, the district will be honoring the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. We will 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’s recommit ourselves to the standards he set and continue to instill those values into our students.