12/18/17

The Principal's Corner
"Be the change you wish to see in the world."  
Ghandi

Hello Bulldogs!!  Welcome back to the Principal’s Corner.  This is my final article of 2017.  It’s hard to believe that we already to the end of the first semester.  For our seniors it means that they are rounding their final corner and the finish line is in sight.  For our kindergarteners it means that they have now seen what school is all about, and know they are in for an exciting journey.  For all of us, it means that time passes, and that we should value every moment we have with our loved ones, and that all things give to the power of time. 

Last week we started off with the Geography Bee.  As usual, Mr. Voelker voiced a wonderful competition for our middle aged students.  The kids tried their best, and Mr. Voelker commented on how well every student performed.  In the end, it came down to two young ladies, Lindsay Mueller and Morgan Wurtz.  This year we put forth a returning champion, Lindsay Mueller.  Last year Lindsay got to represent Linn at the state competition.  She will take an online test in the coming weeks to see if she will again make it to state.  Good luck and congratulations Lindsay!

Our kindergarten students received a very special surprise last week.  A special friend swung by kindergarten to share a love of books and dogs with our youngest Bulldogs.  Candy Johansen, an author in Kansas, and true lover of Pugs (dogs), came by and shared some of her books with our students.  Not only did our little Bulldogs get to love her stories, they also got to love her pet pug, Molly, who came with her.  The students absolutely loved her and enjoyed the time. 

One piece of information that needs to be shared is about the last day of the semester.  The calendar is currently wrong.  On December 20th students will not get out early.  Students will have a full day.  They will be dismissed at normal time, 3:30.  I apologize, but the calendar is incorrect on this date.

Now, it is time I share some thank you’s and good news.  The first thing is… WE HAVE A BOILER!!  The boiler has been installed, and is being test fired.  Our building is now receiving heat.  I really want to thank American Boiler for their amazing work in getting this machine installed and going so quickly.  It literally came just in time, as we are now looking at several dates with very low temperatures.  We are so lucky for the weather we received during this process, and we are so thankful to again have a working heating agent.  From all at Linn Public School and USD 223, thank you.

Another couple of people I want to say thank you to are Greg and Amy Bott.  These individuals are always willing to lend a helping hand whenever we need it.  Whether it be coaching a team, taking gate, or running the chains at ballgames, Greg and Amy are always willing to lend a hand when we need it.  Thank you two so much for your support of the Linn Schools!!

I now want to take just a little more time and wish everyone in the Linn community a Merry Christmas.  This is a truly special time of year.  It is now that we take time to be with ones we love and cherish.  It is now that we put down our rivalries and anger, and come together as members of the human race.  I hope all are able to spend as much time as possible with the ones they love.  I also hope we remember what this time is about.  It is now, right now, when we should look to care for one another.  We should think of someone else before we think of ourselves.  Often we become angry at things that, when thought about, should not have made us feel the way they did.  We are a lucky people, and we should be spending this time looking to help those who have not had the same bounces.  So, if at any time this season you find yourself upset or frustrated remember this statement:  There are people who would give anything for your worst day.  Think of that and think of how you can make someone else smile.  I hope you all smile this holiday, and again Merry Christmas.

Thank you

It’s a great day to be a Bulldog!

Tyler Ayers