In the crazy times we are experiencing, it is incredibly easy to forget to remember the positive. November is the perfect month to ponder the small things that make our own world beautiful. I am reminded of the small things each time I see the changing colors of the season. The photo above was captured at Angus Valley Elementary this week and reminded me to stop and breathe and take it all in. I challenge you this month to start a grateful journal, even if it is just a list you keep in your head. Take the time to stop and breathe. Ms. Amy Pennington received this message in an email from a parent this week, "I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate the hard work you are all doing at the schools through this pandemic craziness!" Our community and our parents notice the difference we are making. Thank you for sharing this sentiment with me Amy!
CONGRATULATIONS to the 2021 Site Teachers of the Year. What an OUTSTANDING group of educators! Selection by one's colleagues is such an HONOR. In typical Sandite format, we are honoring a stellar group of individuals!!
We are in the midst of the Bedlam Food Drive for Sand Springs Community Services. The Student Council and Business Professionals of America at CPHS have challenged our community to help SSCS support Sandite families during the holiday season! It is a worthy effort and a way to give back to our community. If you have a chance, pick up some canned goods to deliver to your own site, as many of our other sites are participating, to help out!
We are proud to announce that Shawn Beard has earned the title Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning! I cannot begin to express how thankful we are for Mr. Beard's work through the pandemic, during which he finished his Educational Leadership program and the Superintendent certification process! He has certainly earned this title and this honor. Thank you Mr. Beard for your dedication to our students and for your critical role in our necessary shift in teaching strategies. #BESandite