I am looking forward to the fun activities that are a part of the last two months of school: prom, athletic events, our spring musical, awards day, field day, graduation, and others. As much as I am looking forward to these fun and important events, I know that they can diffuse our focus. I have been reminding students this week that my expectation for academic excellence remains high. I believe that the care and commitment of teachers to our students’ learning is an act of love, and I believe that their respectful and responsible engagement with the learning is their way of returning that love.
This month we have two Good Work days when we engage in excellent, ethical, and engaging work on behalf of our Good Work partners in the area. This work is also an act of love as it shows that we care about and are committed to our city and to learning and work beyond the walls of our campus. It’s a way that we show that we are respectful of and responsible for our neighbors as well. Good Work days this month will also help the focus I referred to earlier as time away and a break and routine are refreshing to our attention.
The rest of the school year will move quickly, and I am looking forward to the pace, the fun, and what else we might learn in the weeks to come.
With great expectations,