It’s hard to believe another school year has come to a close, and we are celebrating all the great accomplishments of the school year.
I'd like you to take a good look at Jia Tyler and Ryllie Burmeister (above) from Mrs. Thompson's 1st-grade class at Willow School. The picture on the left is from the first day of school. Hesitant and perhaps a bit fearful, they find a little bit of bravery by holding the hand of a new friend as they walk into class that first day. (And I can't help but admire the beautiful symbolism of "justice" and "peace" walking hand-in-hand into Willow School.)
The picture on the right is from today, the last day of school. Still holding hands, but our students are happy and confident in their school "family" of the past year.
This is the essence of what we strive to do in District 153. We meet kids where they are on day one and help them grow in knowledge, abilities, maturity, and confidence over the course of the year and over the course of all the years they are with us.
And in my opinion, this school district has never been better or accomplished more.