Letter from Superintendent Mark Johnson
August 30th, 2018
Welcome back Nooksack Valley!
It was so great to see all of our communities’ children yesterday on our first day of the 2018-19 school year. I’m sure there was a mixture of excitement and nerves as they entered our doors, for both students and parents. The truth is, we are all excited and nervous as we begin our 180 day journey together.
Our teaching and support staff have been busy preparing for this journey in order for us to be the best we can be for our students, families, and the community we serve. I saw a quote the other day that said;
“Ordinary schools are busy convincing themselves and others how excellent they are; Great schools know they are not as good as they can be.”
Our commitment to you is that we will always strive to be our best, and that our best this year will be better than last. We are not ordinary, we are Nooksack Valley!
Personally, I am very grateful for so many things as we start the year. I’m grateful for our outstanding staff who are so committed to ensuring the success of ALL students. I’m grateful for our community for the support they give to this critical work we do together. I’m grateful for the families for giving their children their best every day, and for entrusting us in the process. I am particularly grateful for the children who entered our doors yesterday. They are why we are here. They are our calling. They inspire and challenge us to be our very best, every day.
Looking forward with gratitude,
Superintendent of Nooksack Valley Schools
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