Tuesday, October 19, 2021

School officials work to build strong communities

by JAN BAYER Contributing Writer
| May 19, 2021 1:00 AM

We are definitely stronger together as educators. This year, our unsung heroes are our teachers, support staff, and administrators that work tirelessly each day so students have the best possible education.

In a year of uncertainties, our unsung heroes practiced preventive measures so our students could attend school in person while still supporting our remote learners. Our educators have gone above and beyond to serve our students.

We consistently asked the question, “What is best for our students?” We ask and answer this question multiple times during the day because we care. Based on the answer to this question, you have probably witnessed our staff going above and beyond.

Going above and beyond includes schools raising funds for our animal shelters, food drives for our community, creating cards for the Restorium at Christmas and Valentine’s Day, and collecting blankets for those in need.

Many of our staff members help with 4-H, coach sports for Parks and Recreation, lead youth groups, and collect items for Hope House. We even have a teacher organizing a service-learning project in Costa Rica.

Our students mean the world to us. By participating in various projects, lessons, and extracurricular activities, our students learn we are all stronger working together. Our community benefits from the activities led by our staff, and our students learn a life-long lesson about giving back

Thank you to all our unsung heroes this year for supporting our students, believing in our schools and positively contributing to our students.

Jan Bayer is superintendent of the Boundary County School District.