New Year – New Beginnings
Colynn Harrison, Principal
Can you believe the year is 2010? I remember doing a writing assignment in 3rd grade and the prompt was "What will the year 2010 be like?" I knew, in my heart of hearts, at that young age, we would be living like the Jetson’s. Well, we are not quite there yet, but the Spaceport is being built in New Mexico! It is fun to look back to see if my prediction came true or not.
Not only is it a new year, it is a new semester. The spring semester is always an exciting one. I tell students the fall semester is behind you, great things can happen in the spring. It is up to you to make things happen. I reminded students just this morning on the importance of keeping up with school work during this busy semester. As an educator it is my job to teach students responsibility. Part of that journey begins with being responsible for work while attending extra-curricular activities. Another part of responsibility is to own up to mistakes and learning from those mistakes. Even as adults sometimes that is a hard one.
Responsibility is a big word – it takes action. Someone cannot be responsible for their actions if they are passive. Education sometimes cannot be found in textbooks. Education of values, beliefs, integrity, and responsibility are learned through actions. No, we are not floating around in space, but we are still trying to instill values in our youth. I don’t think that will ever be outdated.