Spring is just around the corner and so is graduation. We are looking forward to celebrating with our families their students’ success. In the words of Tupac, “We wouldn't ask why a rose that grew from the concrete has damaged petals, in turn, we would all celebrate its tenacity, we would all love its will to reach the sun.” We have many students that are overcoming the boundaries and obstacles placed before them and we are excited to see that they are succeeding. Our students find their inner strength; they are truly Heroes.
“Character is a journey, not a destination.” Bill Clinton. As a staff we work with your child to build the character they need to move to the next stage of their lives. We believe that journey starts today and is reinforced every day. We strive to teach the students to remember to demonstrate their character along the way. That means to extend grace and mercy to each other as we manage today’s social needs, political directions and the individual requirements as we pass through this life. We are in this life together and we need to look towards each other for support and understanding.
We also are using today’s needs as a launching point to teach students how to be responsible members of society. Engaging in discussions that push their thinking, and to seek understanding. We are teaching the students how to check facts, weigh the news sources and how to make their own decisions rather than take for granted assumptions presented. Students need to learn about their own and others’ biases to make decisions and how to disagree with love and respect. We encourage our students to speak up, to have their say and ask others to do so in meaningful and respectful discourse. As our students move through their journey of life these skills will be priceless.
I hope that as we move towards spring that it brings a fresh start and new awareness to you and your child. That you find success in your endeavors and make a meaningful day each and every day.
My Best to you,