As we wind down the 2019 calendar year, I thought it would be appropriate to highlight some of the events and happenings from the first semester.
I love the encouraging words that Mrs. Portia Routon posts at the car rider drop-off line. In the haste to unload, the simple statements help all of us start the school day on a positive note. Our lunchroom participation has increased, and I am hopeful about our next steps! Our work as a professional learning community is continuing to grow and develop. Teachers are working more collaboratively to support student learning. Thanks to Solution Tree for the professional development to help us hone our skills.
School groups are active, and student engagement is high. From a tea party to robotics to athletics to academic competitions, students have choices for involvement in numerous activities. I can't neglect to mention Rivercrest Voices, our band program, our award winning cheerleaders, eSports - the list could go on and on!
Community support is strong. Our political officials actively engage with our students, and our alumni are generous donors. Our graduating students benefit from scholarships from local businesses and organizations. The late Cortez Kennedy made provisions to endow a scholarship, and the Rivercrest Alumni Association also provides a scholarship for graduating seniors. It is always a pleasure to accept gifts on behalf of the district!
Wouldn't it be great to upgrade our baseball and softball fields? And what about renovating the old gym? I guess a superintendent can dream!
During this Christmas season, I hope you will find time to rest, relax, and enjoy family and friends. Let's remember the joy of giving as well as receiving. I appreciate the gift I have each and every day to serve this community!