Class Notes: Here’s what we’re thankful for at the school district


Here we are giving thanks. As we reflect on what’s really important in life, from where I sit in the school district’s Communications Services Department, we find there is much to be thankful for:

• Our 43,000 students: We are thankful for your thirst for knowledge and desire to learn, and for giving all of us at our schools and district office so much joy as well as a reason for being.

• Our students’ parents and families: Without your support our schools wouldn’t be able to do what they do. Thanks for being there for your children — our students.

• Our 3,000-plus teachers: You put students first! Thank you for your daily commitment to giving your all to your students as you serve in the noblest of professions.

• All school and district staff: All of the support you provide to our schools is essential to the learning that’s taking place each day in the classroom.

• Our principals and leadership teams: You truly have the best interest of our students at heart.

• Our School Board members: We appreciate the direction and guidance you provide as policymakers and members of the district’s governing body.

• Our superintendent: Thank you, Dr. Thompson, for knowing what needs to be done and then doing it. Thanks, too, to our three chief officers. We appreciate your leadership.

• Our 4,100 volunteers: Thank you for your nearly 300,000 hours of service to our students.

• The Education Foundation: Thank you for supporting public education in so many ways. Thanks, too, for giving our community a voice through Connect Now.

• The Naples News Media Group: Thanks for providing this weekly communications opportunity.

• You: Thanks for reading our columns each week as you show an interest in learning more about what is taking place in your schools and your school district.

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