Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!

It’s 2011 -- Happy New Year!

Each end is preceded and followed by a beginning. Life is divided into increments: days, seasons, years, milestones, etc. That moment following the end and preceding the beginning of each of these is another opportunity to start over. This is the birthplace of eternal hope.
--365 Meditations for Teachers

The Christmas holidays of the last two weeks provided a break from the daily school schedule. In addition to enjoying festive moments with family and friends, there was also time for rest, relaxation and renewal.

Here’s hoping there was also the occasion to remember or reserve time to help or serve families or individuals less fortunate or in need.

As we begin the second half of the school year, we are expectant and we wonder . What will this New Year bring?

That which comes may depend on what we look for, ...what we are willing to work for ...what we are willing to stand for.

Mainly we must look out for, work for and stand for excellence in education for the children -- the students of Dallas ISD.

They need you. Teachers need you. Schools need you. Dallas ISD needs you.

I invite you to be there for them in 2011.