Pat, personally
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Looking back at 2015-16

It happened in the blink of an eye, the 2015-16 school year has come to an end for most of our 322,000 students. It ended by promoting thousands to the next grade and transitioning many into middle and high schools. I know all our parents and teachers are also in shock at how fast the school year went. However, looking back it’s clear that our students and staff made the most out of the school year. Below are just a few of the highlights of our kindergarten through eighth-grade students and schools:

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Monday, May 23, 2016
Summer preparations

Summer is around the corner and I know our students are as anxious as our school staff to hear the bell ring on the last day. On everyone’s mind is an opportunity to sleep in, hang out with...

Monday, May 16, 2016
Never give up

More than 100 years ago, there was a man who dropped out of high school and failed his first entrance exam into trade school. Not one to give up, he took the exam again and passed. This man...