Can you believe we have arrived at the last day of the year?! This will be my last post for the 17-18 school year. Just a few thoughts to share as we say “good bye” for the summer.
Best of luck to each and every one of our 8th graders! We are very proud of you and look forward to you graduating in four short years. Parents, if your 8th grader is your youngest, I want to say “good bye” and “thank you” for the years I’ve been given to work with and get to know your child and family.
I want to thank each of you for helping us to complete another successful year. Success is not always defined by everything going right. Every day of school presented our 700+ students and nearly 90 staff members with exciting learning opportunities, engaging projects, amazing presentations, fun assemblies, activities that connected us to each other, and “Wow!’ student performances in the classroom, on the stage and in our community; but we also encountered frustrating failures, poor choices that resulted in tears and consequences, along with disappointing peer situations and shared sadness for and with students and staff who struggled with family losses, illnesses and frustrations. I tell students (and parents) all the time, “I don’t expect perfection, I expect us to learn from our mistakes and try our best to limit or avoid the Big mistakes.” As a school community we celebrated together, we learned together, and my hope is that each of grew stronger because of both types of experiences. Thank you parents, guardians, students and staff for a successful year of learning growing stronger together!
Make it a great summer for you, your child and all those you encounter each day!