Even though I no longer have a class full of biology students on day 1 of the school year, I feel the same nervous excitement as we welcome students back to @oostburgschools. Last night included the traditional restless rolling over to check my alarm clock – this year at 2am, 3:15am, and 4:10 – don’t want to be late on the first day!
It has been almost 30 years since my student teaching with Mr. Ed Rauwerdink in what is now a science room transformed into Mrs. Szyman’s english classroom. A lot has changed over three decades, but a lot has also stayed the same. I certainly feel the same excitement as we wait for students to fill our halls. I feel the same sense of responsibility as parents entrust us with their children. I feel the same pride as I think about the colleagues that I get to work and learn with each day. Going back to my years in high school it seemed as though there was something different, something special about Oostburg.
So thank you parents. Thank you students. Thank you teachers. You each have chosen Oostburg as your school, and you are what makes this place special. As we begin the 2017-18 school year it is my wish that you enjoy a fantastic year filled with learning, positive relationships, and growth. It is our hope that we can partner together as we seek to fulfill our mission of ensuring all students learn at high levels becoming positive contributors to society and our world!