Superintendent's Summer Message
Whew! Can you believe we have made another wonderful school year?
It seems only yesterday we were in August and school was just beginning. It is amazing how time flies when you are having fun.
Have you ever heard the term “R & R?” It stands for “Rest and Relaxation.”
I certainly think our students have earned some “R & R,” don’t you?
I hope your summer vacation is fun. I guarantee you it will fly by…but just to keep learning at the front of every day in the summer I want to ask you to consider a second set of “R & R.”
The first “R” is “Read.” Everyday! Make sure you read with or to your child if you are a parent and at least thirty minutes a day if you are a student. The biggest need in our district is for students to be daily readers. Don’t let the summer be a time when students avoid reading. Make it an expectation. Good readers are usually very good students. Trust me, it does a mind good!
The second “R” is “Recreate.” Again, everyday! This word means “get active, move around, be physically fit.” When I was young, summers were meant for activity. Now unfortunately many students either stayed glued to the television, their iPhone, or their computer. Some of that is good…but nothing beats getting out and being active. Trust me, it does a body good!
So everyone’s summer assignment is “Get some much needed R & R.” Yep, that means rest and relaxation but it also means read and recreate.
Make it a great summer! The choice is yours.
John Michael Hammond is a science and PLTW Engineering teacher at Clinton High School in Clinton, South Carolina. He teaches Introduction to Engineering Design (IED), Principles of Engineering (POE), Civil Engineering and Architecture (CEA), and Environmental Sustainability (ES). Read the full article here: https://www.pltw.org/blog/guest-post-pltw-changed-my-outlook-on-teaching
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