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Message from Superintendent Skelly: The American Dream

Head shot of Superintendent Skelly"One of our English teachers, Jim Burke, wrote a high school reader in which he compares the American Dream to a familiar old tune that we can all hum, but when we get to the lyrics no one can agree to all the words.  However, a basic theme is that, through hard work and perseverance, the lives of our children will be better than our own.
At graduation we celebrate the accomplishments of our seniors.  We bask in the glory of the valedictorians, the students who earn admittance to prestigious schools, and the ones who win academic scholarships.   And this deserves celebration.  But there are other, less-recognized graduates who inspire us every day and whose accomplishments are arguably even greater.  These are the high school graduates who walk across the stage cheered on by parents who did not graduate from high school themselves.  These young people realize the hopes of their families, affirm our schools’ role as a leavening force in the lives of young people, and provide proof that the American dream does live on – that members of the next generation will be better educated and have more opportunities than the one before them..."

Read Superintendent Skelly's complete guest column in the Daily Journal.

Posted by: Sheri Costa-Batis Published:4/10/17
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