Beyond Thankful, Beyond Blessed

It’s that time of the year that I get sappy and reflect upon my career working in the Oostburg School District and all that I am truly thankful for as a result. Some of my highlights include:

1. The staff: I am able to wake up eager each day to come to OMS and work alongside the most dedicated staff that I’ve had the opportunity to work with. Each staff member is committed to growing professionally and learning together to best meet the needs of the students that walk through our doors. For this I am thankful!

2. The community: I am proud to work in the Oostburg School District. We have a community that values education, family, and the importance of respect and work ethic. Thank you for partnering with OMS staff and myself to work in the very best interests of the students. They are our future. Creating a culture of learning and high expectations is our goal to make every student college and career ready when they leave OHS at the end of their senior year. We couldn’t do this most important work effectively without your support. For this I am thankful!

3. The students: Today I got to serve my school family pumpkin pie at lunch and wish each student a Happy Thanksgiving as I served them. I take my work extremely seriously as you entrust me and the OMS staff with life’s most precious cargo…..your children! They brighten the most gloomy of days with their smiles, stories, and awkward middle school moments. For this I am thankful!

Thank you for allowing me to serve in the role as principal and work tirelessly with staff to provide high levels of learning for each child. As we finish out a short week and prepare to celebrate the holiday with family and friends, please be safe, have fun, and enjoy. Many blessings to each one of you!

Sherri Stengel