Friday, May 8, 2015

Teacher Appreciation Week

“Every child deserves a champion – an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be.”
Rita Pierson

During the week of May 4 - 8 2015, many observe “Teacher Appreciation Week.”  In recognition of teachers, I am reminded of a very popular song entitled, “The Greatest Love of All.” I am sure you are familiar with the words, “I believe the children are our future; TEACH them well and let them lead the way; SHOW them all the beauty they possess inside; GIVE them a sense of pride.” As a teacher this is exactly what you do each and every day. So, we pause for a moment this week to say, “Thank You.”

I applaud you for your dedication to the students in the School District of Janesville. Our students are achieving at great levels because of you. Take a moment to reflect on some of your successes: one Presidential Scholar and another student who has been nominated, two National Blue Ribbon Schools, four Wisconsin Schools of Recognition, and two students with perfect ACT scores. There are many more accomplishments that our students have experienced as a result of the professional educators we have in the district. These successes were achieved even though the district, as a whole, was facing some challenges.

The challenges will continue to come.  Continue to stay focused on our students and never give up on them. Teach them well and let them lead the way.  Show them the beauty they possess inside.  Educate them so that they are successful.

Our recognition and appreciation for your service extends beyond this one week -- it continues throughout the year. On behalf of my entire cabinet and me, we thank you for your service to the students of the School District of Janesville.


 Dr. Karen Z. Schulte

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