There is no feeling quite like the beginning of a new school year.
There is a freshness in the air. There is new life, new energy in the schools. There is an anxious excitement among the staff, from the administration to the teachers to the support staff. We're all ready to get rolling again.
On few occasions is that excitement more evident than during the Welcome Back Breakfast & Assembly, which took place Wednesday morning. All of our outstanding teachers gathered at Pittsburg High School for breakfast, which always leads to great conversations about the summer and about plans for the upcoming school year. After breakfast, Superintendent Destry Brown and Assistant Superintendent Dr. Brian Biermann addressed the staff in the PHS auditorium. They spoke of past achievements, current challenges and goals for the future.
The annual event is the perfect start to a new school year. By the time it's finished, the staff is even more excited to get back to work.
In a few days, our students will return, and the 2012-2013 school year will be off and running. The halls will be busy. The lunchrooms will be noisy. The parking lots will be full. There will be football and volleyball and science fairs and homework and recess and robotics and computers and books and iPads. Above all else, however, there will be dreams.
Dreams of success. Dreams of knowledge. Dreams of progress.
And with every day, every class, every hour, there will be men and women, boys and girls, giving their all to reach for the stars and to capture those dreams.
Another school year. Another fall. Another chance to make a difference and to make this world a better place.
Superintendent Brown posed this question to the staff this morning: What does it mean to be a Purple Dragon?
Our community is about to find out.
Have a wonderful year, Dragons!