I recently read an article about...you guessed it...blogs! In this publication, I saw a blog from a superintendent in his discussion of "The Triumph of Teamwork."
It reminded me of our community here in Chester County School District, and it touched me that Superintendent Kevin Godden from British Columbia feels the same way as I do.
He says, "Ideals such as love, kindness, respect, service and courage are critical to our future. Parents teach it to their children, teachers encourage it in their students, and we all depend on it to ensure healthy communities." How profound something so simple can be!
We, the citizens in Chester County, have an opportunity through education to create our public. Through your support of our schools, you are helping us to create the kind of public we want!
Thank you to all parents and citizens for your ongoing support of our "education team!"
Check out this video from first graders at CPSOA about "Going Buggy!"
We have such talented students!
Make it a great week!
District News & High Fives
Don't forget March 25th is a Teacher Work Day and spring break means schools are closed the entire week of March 28th!
Our third nine weeks ends today. Report cards are due home next week.
High Five to Chester High School Beta Club members Joseph Boyd and Grant Thomas who came in third place in their competitions at the State Beta Club Convention. Joseph competed in talent and Grant in social studies.
Congratulations to Coach Elizabeth Dockery and the students and staff at Great Falls Elementary for raising over $4,568 for the American Heart Association during Jump Rope for Heart!
High Five to Chester High's De'Ja Marshall and Malik Williams who were named to the All-State Basketball Team. High Five to wrestlers Cardan Williams and Caymen Williams from Chester High who were Upper State Champions and finished their careers as runners-up in the state. They were both Region III Champs and Caymen was also named the Region III Wrestler of the Year and was selected for the North/South All-Star Team.
High Five to Chester High's Jeffery Byrd and Tevin Sanders who earned scholarships for the Tulsa Welding School in Jacksonville, Florida.
Thanks to all the teachers and staff members who pulled off excellent "Read Across America" activities. From book parades to decorated doors, the importance of reading was spotlighted in delightful ways.
High Five to the Cyclones of Chester High for collecting 68 pints of blood for the American Red Cross and $946 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society through the Pennies for Patients campaign.
High Fives to the Human Resources Department for their hard work in organizing an outstanding Teacher Recruitment Fair. Thanks to all the other district departments and schools that participated and helped. We had many excellent candidates interview that day.