Superintendent’s Message

The Seasons of Giving
Our house, like many, are drawn into preparations for the upcoming holidays. It is bustling with holiday decorations, cooking and planning. My husband loves to decorate. It is both delightful….and frustrating…. to watch him become a child again. I am truly lucky if the finishing touches are done by Christmas morning and nothing comes down until a week after the New Year. Oh my!
Though I, too, love these preparations, my heart now feels a sense of loss. I miss watching our young children’s anticipation build to pure glee before the holiday arrived. I miss the joy of watching Joe’s mom search incessantly to find just the right gift for each of us. She shopped the entire year. While I can never recapture the joy of our many Christmases as a young family, I hold them tight as memories. Those memories will last a lifetime for me, my husband and our children and in life it is the memories that draw us through our daily being.
As our lives continue to march on, I have become more reflective of the meaning of this season. Truly it is about the giving. Be it my joy in watching our children get so excited or in Joe’s mom’s joy of finding just the right thing, it was about the act of giving and what it brought as feelings for those that received of our giving that stands the test of time.
Giving is what stays with us. While giving gifts is a piece of the puzzle, giving to others by helping them with needs, by supporting their goals, by taking time to listen and to hear, and by simply being there in the same time and space for a while is what is most important. Read more

This Week at a Glance

Thursday, December 9th -
3:45 pmVar B Bball practice
JH Gym
3:45 pm3rd Gr Basketball Practice
ES Gym
4:30 pmBasketball: Girls JH Double Header vs Notre Dame (Home)
West Burlington High School, HS Gym
5:00 pm5th Gr Basketball Practice
ES Gym
6:00 pm6th Gr Basketball Practice
ES Gym
6:00 pmWrestling: Varsity Triangular vs Away vs. Multiple Schools (Away)
Highland High School
6:00 pmHigh School Girls Basketball
HS Gym
6:00 pm1st Grade Concert
HS Auditorium
7:00 pm3rd Grade Concert
HS Auditorium
Friday, December 10th -
6:30 amDance Team
JH Gym
1:45 pmJH Girls Basketball Practice
JH Gym
4:00 pmJunior High Boys Basketball Practice
JH Gym
4:30 pmBowling: Girls Varsity Match vs WB/ND vs. West Central (Home)
King Pins
4:30 pmBowling: Boys Varsity Match vs WB/ND vs. West Central (Home)
King Pins
4:45 pm3rd Gr Basketball Practice
ES Gym