This is IT. We are on the downward slide towards the last few days of another school year. In fact, as I write this, there are 13 and ½ days of school left…. if you are in grades K-11. Seniors have much less than that! After a couple of CRAZY years, it was nice to settle into a somewhat more normal school year and return to our usual traditions and practices.
Our students are so lucky to have the staff we have at USD 108! Whether it is our school nurse, our food service staff, our custodians, our teachers and paras, our bus drivers, our tech personnel, or the administrators…. the USD 108 staff stepped up to the challenge of the unknown, and they did it with faith and love in their hearts for our kids.
As we enter this last month of May, I want to take time to acknowledge the hard work and dedication that ALL USD 108 staff showed this past year. As usual, National Teacher Appreciation Week is celebrated the first week in May. This year is no exception. However, at USD 108 we choose to believe it takes a village to raise a child so we celebrate USD 108 STAFF Appreciation Week this first week in May.
Thanks to the WONDERFUL community support that USD 108 Washington County Schools enjoys, our staff will be able to participate in a variety of fun things this week.
The schedule of events includes:
- Monday, May 2 – lunch sponsored by Citizens National Bank
- Tuesday, May 3 – breakfast sponsored by United Bank and Trust
- Wednesday, May 4 – donuts sponsored by USD 108 Booster Club
- Thursday, May 5 – brownie sundaes sponsored by FNB
- Friday, May 6 – lunch sponsored by USD 108 BOE and made with love by Joanna Novak, Becky Simon, Lisa Zabokrtsky and her FCCLA classes
If you are a part of the entities providing these wonderful treats, please know YOU are appreciated as well.
There are blessings in all things. This school year has had some challenges, but again, we approached each challenge with creativity and determination. Are we perfect? Absolutely not! There are always areas and ways we can be and do better. But now is a time for rejoicing and celebrating ALL that is good in education. Please join me in reaching out to a USD 108 employee and congratulating them for a school year done well.