I don't know about you, but I feel this has been one of the fastest years I can remember. Seems it was August only yesterday. The summer will be too short, for sure, and August 6 will come too quickly. That's how life works!
I've been impressed again this year with honors programs held by many of our schools. Our students have done some outstanding work both this year and over their entire academic careers. The quantity and value of scholarships offered to our graduating seniors are very impressive. Some graduates have difficult decisions ahead of them when choosing which offers to accept, but that is a good problem to have. Congratulations to the graduates of AZ Kelsey Academy, Griffin HS and Spalding HS!
I do want to mention one special event that occurred today. You may or may not be aware of the initiative in Griffin to set up "Little Free Libraries" around town. The project promotes reading in a unique way. The idea is to allow people, usually children, to get a book and leave a book. Basically, get a book to read from the stand and then bring it back or replace it with another book. Brett Bell has been heading up the project. Today, the 21st Little Free Library was opened at the front door of Futral Road Elementary, and dedicated in honor of Futral Road's Assistant Principal Karen Miller who is retiring this year after 31 years with GSCS. The project is worth your support and Karen is certainly deserving of this honor. We all know how important literacy and reading skills are to our students. It is really great to see how our community is coming together around the concept of promoting reading.
A few post-planning days remain for many of you. Thank you for the work you've done this year. Our students are the beneficiaries of your dedication to their future. Have a great weekend!