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With almost a quarter of the school year already behind us, not only is it a reminder to me how time flies, but also how much work has already taken place in our schools. I see work in our three schools that no school grading formula could ever account for. I see teachers working together during collaboration time, trying to find the best ways to instruct and help individual students. I also see teachers standing behind students patiently and lovingly helping them to understand concepts that they have to know in order to move on to the next one. I see teachers working way past their contract times, and I see principals agonizing over how to balance legislative mandates with the real needs of our kids. I marvel at the overall care of the entire staff for our children.
One cannot put those factors into a formula to grade a school, but somehow it should be considered. I am convinced that the three most important things we can do for our kids in this district are 1) that we care and love these kids as if they were our own, 2) that we teach them and challenge them to be thinkers and communicators, and 3) that we help them become confident people.
Of course, we also need to teach the standards that have been established. These standards are not evil. They are challenging, but teachers are proving that they can teach them and that students can master them. The real difficulty and challenge for teachers, because of time constraints, is to determine what they want their kids to know, how to determine if they know it, what they will do for those who don’t get it, and what they will do with those who do get it.
I am proud of our teachers for the work that they are performing each day. They spend a lot of time with their students, including during lunch time and after school. My message to them and to our supportive community is that we are in good hands. Legislative mandates are not the reasons for our successes. The people inside each of our buildings and the supportive parents are the factors that determine our success. They are constantly trying to improve because they are problem solvers. When we as a district face challenges, we, who are either employees of the district or who are patrons of this community, each have a decision to make. We choose either to be part of the problem or to be part of the solution. For those of you who choose to be a part of the solution, I thank you and encourage your continued support and contribution. I encourage those who want to be part of the problem through negativity to somehow become part of the process to become a positive contributor.
Thanks to all those who are good for our district,
The North Summit FFA Chapter is making preparations to attend the National FFA Convention the end of October. We will send three teams and one individual to compete at the convention. Farm Business Management: Daniel Stephens, Reagan Rees, Shelby Geilmann, and Jericho Robbins Dairy Cattle: Seth Brown, Chaynee Roath, Chase Dallin, and Kayson Judd Horse Evaluations: Coree Jacobson, McKaylie Richins, Emily Donaldson, and Calissa Robinson Kassidy Jones will represent the State of Utah in Creed Speaking. Five North Summit graduates will be traveling along with our Chapter to receive their American FFA Degree: Bradie Jill Jones, Kylee Jo Stokes, Aubrey Staples, Jessica Vernon, and Shianne Hobson. Good luck, North Summit FFA!