Let's Continue with the "Best School Year Ever"! 2021-2022
Welcome to the remainder of the "Best School Year Ever"! 2022-2023
I hope everyone had a great start to the new school year. The school year has been moving fast with all of the changes that have taken place. It is great to see visitors inside of the building again. It is also great that we have an option of seeing "beautiful smiles" again.
As the United States nears the pandemic's 2nd anniversary, there is a lot of wishful thinking that we are getting close to being done with the pandemic. We at least know now what it takes to protect ourselves and our families.
Back to in-person instruction provides a unique opportunity for all teachers to prepare students for 21st century learning. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused untold devastation across the world, yet it also revealed some interesting truths about education. It’s taught us that teachers, students, parents and caregivers are incredibly resilient. It’s taught us that technology can be wonderful, but it will never replace the value of people in safe but rigorous learning spaces talking, playing, and working together. And it’s taught us that schools must continuously stock up on hand soap and hand sanitizer! :)
We all have a greater desire for family and friendships.
After many months of silent hallways and empty classrooms, it has been a delight to see students back in the building, so that I can display a personal contact with students and cultivate a sense of belonging in the classroom.
Years from now, the pandemic years will be remembered as the years we all learned how to live life at a distance from each other and continue to function as a society. This might be the "new normal", balancing our eagerness and caution as we continue on the pandemic journey.
Reproductive Health and Safety Education classes will begin at Northwest mid-way through the 3rd grading period, around March 6, 2023.
I’ve always loved the first day of my return to the classroom at Northwest better than the last day when I leave.
Firsts are best because they represent "beginnings.”