We are also rapidly approaching the end of the 2016-2017 school year, now a mere month away. It will end sooner for promoting 8th-graders and graduating seniors, later for elementary schools on the Balanced Calendar, but everyone is more or less in the homestretch. If you are a parent or a Unit 4 employee, you are fully aware of all the resulting extra events in your schedule. If you have multiple kids, are involved in spring sports, or do seasonal outdoor work... just hang in there.
For School Board members, this time of year also brings a host of Unit 4 events that we are invited to attend. To be completely honest, more than one of my board colleagues has confessed to having anxiety dreams at this time of year that we accidentally forget to attend something important... like, you know, graduation.
Consider this the second post on Board Corner to address the question, "So, what does a Board member do anyway?" (You can find the first post here, describing a typical week in October.) This list is different -- these are celebrations, we need to dress better, and mostly we just bask in the accomplishments of others. It's a great time of year.
You may catch a glimpse of one or more of us at any of the following:
- Tap In Leadership Academy's Community Luncheon
- Young Achiever's Awards Ceremony
- AVID Senior Night
- Retiring Staff Dinner
- Central Honors Ceremony
- Young Entrepreneurship Program Expo
- Centennial Honors Ceremony
- 8th Grade Promotion Ceremonies -- at Edison, Jefferson, and Franklin
- Novak Senior Celebration
- Central Graduation
- Centennial Graduation
Happy spring and safe running!