Spring Break a chance to reflect, recharge

Spring Break a chance to reflect, recharge
Posted on 03/13/2019

 troxell column

 

The first two months of 2019 have been full of incredible student accomplishments, as well as a great deal of spirited engagement with our families and community. It is a challenging, yet inspiring time in education right now, and I am grateful to work in a district that so clearly values partnerships in growing the next generation of leaders of our state and nation.

Our students continue to learn and excel in so many different ways throughout our 42 schools. By the start of March, LISD students had notched signature accomplishments from fine arts (All-State choir and state championship band performances) to athletics (state champion cheerleading, state champion and finalist wrestlers and state medalist cross country), from student government (YMCA Youth Government Conference) to Destination Imagination (11 state-qualifying teams). Every time I visit a campus, I am cheered by the smiling, curious faces I see there, and I know they are in good hands with our incredible teachers and supportive families.

These opportunities give students a chance to shine and for our staff to solidify relationships. Through these bonds, kids know they have someone in their school who cares about them. We need to be ready to strengthen our relationships with students and our partnerships with our families.

As we look ahead to Spring Break, it is my earnest hope that our teachers, staff and students can recharge and refocus for the stretch run of our school year. Spring Break is always well-timed and much needed. I wish each of you a relaxing, peaceful week away from school, and I hope you will join me in renewed excitement when you return for a successful conclusion to a wonderful academic year.