"You've got this!"
Welcome to the end of the academic year. The last two weeks of school are very busy for students, teachers, parents, administrators, bus drivers, custodians, and virtually everyone associated with the Mt. Adams School District. End of year field days, field trips, Memorial Day, Treaty Days, promotion ceremonies at Pre-K, 6th Grade, and 8th Grade, final exams, Graduation, Graduation parties, and many other events that the end of the school year brings. You’ve got this!
Did you know that the Cambridge Dictionary definition of, “You’ve got this,” states, “… used to tell someone that you believe they can or will succeed in dealing with something.” That was told to our Class of 2018 Graduates. I heard it at the promotion of our Pre-K students. And when I was watching the 8th Grade Promotion celebration, I heard it again, “You got this, son!,” exclaimed a mother from the bleachers.
I agree, “You’ve got this son…, and daughter…, and grandson…, and niece…” our students have such a rich heritage, beautiful culture, parents and relatives who care deeply for them, and teachers and school staff who are beyond measure. As I watched the Senior slide show, I was impressed that almost 100% of the students thanked their parents. Most of the students wrote words of thanks to their teachers. Many of our students wrote thanks to the Creator, God, and to Jesus for their successes thus far in life. The message at Baccalaureate was three fold: We must be people of Faith, Love, and Hope.” Our graduates “…got this” because of the adults in their lives who have loved them, cared for them, and guided them through life. My message here is, “please don’t stop!”
As summer approaches I encourage all of us to lean in on our students to help them continue their learning. A chapter a day, a book a week, math activities, and plenty of physical exercise are all wonderful goals. I know our children will benefit from parents and relatives who will encourage and expect some level of summer -learning. If you have any questions or need assistance, please feel free to reach out to the school for suggestions. Summer school starts in a few weeks, have students attend! We are here to serve you and look forward to next year when we will continue to partner with parents and families toward the educational success of all of our MASD Children!
Parents, “You’ve got this!”