The 2014-15 school year is rapidly coming to a close. For us, we have 3 days remaining. For some of you, your year may be over already. Whether you year is done or you still have days to go, I just want to say “thank you”. Thank you on behalf of all the seniors that are finishing their high school careers at this time. Whether you are an administrator, a teacher, an aide, a custodian, a bus driver, or a kitchen worker; you have made a difference in the lives of the graduating seniors. the old saying goes “it takes a village to raise a child. Together we create that village.
My first year as a principal is ending almost as fast as it started. I have learned quite a bit this year, about myself, our teachers, and our students. Our teachers, even the most veteran, really are willing to make a change. They just want to know why. They want to know that it is not a change for change sake, but a change that will make things better for the kids. The staff entertained a new principal that wanted to have fun. I told them many times that if I could not have fun, I did not want to do it. I asked them to have some fun too.
The kids. Well…the kids responded better than I thought they would. Whether it was music Mondays, fun Friday’s, pep assemblies, a school-wide bucket challenge for ALS that earned over $1500 for ALS research, or a school-wide today’s meet at the end of the first semester to hear what they thought. The kids were all in. I am proud of the job they did and the improvement they made throughout the year. We put our faith in them, in return they put their trust in us, and it worked.
Our school year will be over in three days and the halls will grow quiet of the student noise. I think I will miss it! I will miss this group of seniors, they are my first graduating class. They have made in an enjoyable year.
So…..thank you to all of you that have made a difference in a student’s life, big or small, it matters. Keep up the good work!
Til next time…….Keep having fun..or why do it