We Give Thanks
Happy Thanksgiving! Chardon Community. Another Thanksgiving has come and I am again provided with time to reflect on all the blessings I receive daily through my role as Assistant Principal at Chardon High School. The greatest part of my job is the time I get to spend with students. It is amazing to see the students I started with as freshman grow and mature to the leaders of our building as seniors. It has been a great privilege to watch these students grow and mature all while watching our younger students come into the building and learn.
As we approach this holiday season, it is my hope that all of the Chardon High School Students, Families, and Staff take the time needed to rest, relax, and regroup. Chardon High School continues to grow and change with our students and staff. We have been blessed with the second year of 8th grade students in our building. Our students and staff continue learning and achieving at a record rate. In all these great accomplishments, I ask that we all seek the much needed balance in our lives by resting and relaxing. Spend this time with your family and take your mind off school. When we return, we will once again carry out our mission of High Achievement for All Students!
My break will be filled with this time of rest and relaxation. It is an exciting time for my wife and I as we celebrate with our son, Anderson. It is exciting to see him understand and respond to the joys of the holiday season. This Thanksgiving, we are lucky enough to spend it with our families and friends who provide us love and support.
Thank you for the constant love and support I receive daily from the Chardon Community. I hope you all have a great Thanksgiving and blessed holiday season.
Chardon community, I want to take the time to thank all of you for being in my life. Whether you know it or not, you are all a part of my heart. Without you all, I would not be where I am today. I am so thankful that I have been given this opportunity to live out my dreams. I am especially thankful for the amazing people I work with. The amount of support and friendships at Chardon High School is incredible. I am so thankful to be a part of a great team!
To my friends, I tell you all the time how much I appreciate you! Now I want the world to know that I am extremely thankful for you! I honestly can say I have the most amazing people in my life!
To my family, words cannot express how thankful I am to have you in my life. Your love and support are endlessly and uplifting. You are my rock!
In this festive season, I hope you are surrounded by the love of your family and dear friends. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.
Wow. This semester is flying by. Thanksgiving gives us the opportunity to pause and reflect on the simple things of life. It is important to take the time to reflect on all of the beauty of the semester. Every single day provides for us an opportunity to give, to learn, and to serve. I am forever grateful to the friends that I have as I walk down each hallway. It is easy to call the staff at CHS my friends. The teachers and staff members energize me with their passion for learning and love of our students. I love my staff, and I am forever grateful for their gifts that they provide our students.
One of the best parts of my day is interacting with students. It is hard to believe that we are almost at the halfway point of the school year. We have such wonderful students! I truly love their kindness, energy, creativity, and leadership. I am so grateful for the beauty they give to the Chardon community. I am a better man just by working beside each of them. From sitting with our eighth graders to meeting with our seniors-- I love spending my time with each of them.
I am grateful for the support, encouragement, and assistance that our parents have provided not only me, but to our teachers, coaches, and community. You continue to model servant leadership to each of us!
Most importantly, I am grateful to my beautiful family that sacrifice so much to be with me. My wife is truly my best friend. She is beside me at many events, and often waits up for me for all the dances, and evening events. I am blessed to have our daughters at Chardon, and I look forward to sharing many memories with them through their years in our district.
Thanksgiving is an opportunity to give thanks to the simple things in life: family, friends and familiar fellowship. Let this day be a reminder of how the simple things in life are the strongest reminders of why we work, why we give, and why we serve. Have a beautiful week with your family!
There will be no Week in Reflection this Friday. Stay warm!
Last week's edition of the Week in Reflection.
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