10/3/16

The Principal's Corner

"Be the change you want to see in the world"
Ghandi-

With the start of this week we begin the first week of October.  It is hard to believe that a quarter of the school year is almost past.  We are only weeks away from the end of the first slate of sports seasons.  What an amazing realization, that time really does fly.  It is more important now than ever to keep up the excellent effort that the year began with as we can easily fall in to the traps of loosening up as we start to fall in to patterns of behavior.

Some excellent things are happening around Linn Public School.  In their last showing our FFA Land Judging team had an excellent showing.  They head out to Royal Valley this week to look for another strong performance.  We are also about to once again begin the Music and Memory program.  We have a ton of students once again signed up and they are very excited.  This excellent program was a great way to for our students to help the elders of the community, as well as gaining invaluable life experience.  In conjunction with that we will also be having another Walk-A-Thon to help support the Music and Memory program.  This activity is purely a voluntary effort.  Last year we earned a large amount of money from the pure generosity of the community, and we will look for that again.  We will be walking on October 13 from 10 to 10:45.  We are excited to see the amazing community support that is the hallmark of Linn.  

Our thespians have also begun getting to work.  They have began putting in late nights already, trying to prepare themselves for another amazing show.  The arts are such an amazing way for students to express their knowledge and talents in a different way.  It is always such a fun experience for all involved.

Recently I was sent an email by a staff member.  The tag line dealt with the election, it the article attached was a message from a preacher stating his rationale for voting the way the preacher would.  I will not sit here and express my political viewings, however reading this did make me think of a biblical story.  I was reminded of the story of the good Samaritan.  It made me think about the children that we are raising.  In our actions are we teaching kids that the most important thing a person can do is to help another, regardless of what the rest of the world may see or judge.  I have always thought that the point of that story was that it is our responsibility to make this world better by helping someone else, regardless of the judgement of others.  I hope that the students we are sending forth from Linn are students who look to make the world better by helping others, regardless of what the world may be telling them to do.  In our actions make sure we are acting as people who look to help another.  That we are showing those who look to us that the best thing they can do is lend a hand, and lend it indiscriminately without judgement.  I hope that I am showing the students of Linn what a good Samaritan is.

Thank you, and it is a great day to be a bulldog!