May is a time to reflect on all the effort our students have put forth and celebrate their outstanding achievements in academics, athletics, the arts and the many competitions and events they have participated in throughout the year. Unfortunately, these unprecedented times have hindered our students from showing their true potential and capabilities. As we enter our sixth week of the fourth nine weeks and the teaching and distance learning journey, I can say without any hesitation that our teachers and students have met the challenges of remote learning head on with resiliency and demonstrated our “We Can and We Will…” attitude.
I would like to take the opportunity to congratulate all of our “Students of the Year” Award recipients in grades sixth through 12 for their hard work and dedication. Please note all of our award winners are recognized in this month’s newsletter, as we will not be able to recognize them in their respective awards assemblies.
A big “CONGRATULATIONS” to the “Class of 2020!” The entire staffulty is extremely proud of your accomplishment. Some of you will be attending college, while others will enter the workforce or serve this great country of ours. Whatever you choose to do, we are confident that you have been prepared to overcome any obstacle in your paths. We wish you all the very best in your future endeavors! As a reminder, virtual graduation will be on Wednesday, May 27th at 9:00 AM. The ceremony will be cable-cast on Channels 13 and 19. There will be a link on the district website for on-line viewing at the same time. We look forward to having all our parents, families and friends tune in as we honor and celebrate our graduates.
I would like to send a huge “SHOUT OUT” to all of our teachers and staff as we celebrate our true heroes during “Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week,” which is from May 4th through May 8th. On behalf of the administration, I want to thank each of you for educating, encouraging, mentoring and supporting our students every day, most importantly during these challenging times. Know that the passion and dedication you exhibit for our students everyday does not go unnoticed and we greatly appreciate it. Happy Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week!!!
Lastly, I want to thank our stakeholders and community partners for your dedication and support throughout the year. You should all be proud of the work we have accomplished and the progress we have made with remote learning. It was a very steep hill, but we did it and we did it together. I wish you all an enjoyable and safe summer break and I look forward to serving you all again in the new school year.
Stay safe and healthy.
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