May 12, 2017
Ever have one of those weeks that you can’t remember what day it is? You find yourself one day off the entire week. I have been one day behind every day this week. I spent all morning thinking today was Thursday. Thus, my Wire post is one day late. My apologies.
This week provided many opportunities for celebration. Monday, we celebrated the success of our middle school and high school performing arts’ students. Tuesday, we enjoyed the sound and sights of the middle school and high school bands. My favorite pieces connected music to movies. I loved the helium balloons on display while the high school band played the music from Pixar’s UP. Wednesday, teachers honored students throughout middle school for their success in and out of the classroom. Thursday, we enjoyed the combined efforts of the elementary, middle and high school choirs. WOW, simply breathtaking.
I think I’m starting to see why my days are blurring together. As I reflect on my first year as middle school principal, I realize our theme rang true. The Neil Gaiman quote we embraced fit our year perfectly. We made mistakes. But in those mistakes, we made new things. We tried new things. We learned. We lived. We pushed ourselves. We changed, and we grew. The successes we enjoyed led to celebrations. When we struggled, we grew.
I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you for your patience, understanding, and acceptance as I navigated my new role. I will continue to strive for excellence and take ownership when I make mistakes. But I will always strive first and foremost for student safety and learning.
Enjoy your summer break! Celebrate the accomplishment of another year! I apologize for the delay of this Wire. Next week, I commit to being on time!
Honored to Serve You All,