Superintendent - Stories of Us

Stories of Us - November 19, 2021
11/19/2021
Partnership Educators, March 4, 1865, began as a rainy and windy morning. As the speaker stepped up to the podium to deliver his address to the crowd, the sun fortuitously emerged from the clouds. The 30,000 attending the event knew that the Civil War was coming to a close. They expected to hear a speech of vindication, of triumph, a celebratory oration that would demonize the South. Instead, they
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Stories of Us - November 10, 2021
11/10/2021
Partnership Educators, In addition to the obvious hardships and horrors, war can be a lonely business. On a dark night in the Pacific in 1945, the marines started singing. One man at a time at first. Tunes that glowed of happier times. Every marine on that supply barge knew t
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Stories of Us - November 5, 2021
11/05/2021
Partnership Educators, This excerpt is taken from a CBS story written by Steve Hartman. "If anyone has earned a coffee break, it's 63-year-old Mike Mason of Midlothian, Virginia. He has served his country for decades — first as a captain in the Marines and later as the No. 4 man at the FBI. Mason left the bureau in 2007 and went to work as an
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Stories of Us - October 29, 2021
10/29/2021
Partnership Educators, Dan's mother constantly wondered what her son's inner life was like. What was he thinking about while he stared out at the world? Dan was born with autism and didn't have a way to communicate with the world around him and so those that loved him wondered. Dan would often make meaningless noises and
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Stories of Us - October 22, 2021
10/22/2021
Partnership Educators, Lonnie stood and waited for the judges to come by and take a look at his masterpiece. The high school science fair had been a goal for Lonnie and he had made a robot using compressed air. As the judges approached they were taken by the looks of the object. Lon explained and demonstrated his invention and the first prize
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Stories of Us - October 15, 2021
10/15/2021
Partnership Educators, It was a beautiful morning in Washington DC and Virginia Waller was set up to have her normal day. But by the afternoon the weather had changed and rains were causing plenty of problems. Unknown to Virginia, some of the streets that she was about to take had flooded.
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Stories of Us - October 8, 2021
10/08/2021
Partnership Educators, "Pride is a funny thing," I thought as I sat in the warm building last Sunday. Glancing around the room looking at those gathered, I wondered how many others were also feeling some sense of pride in what they were bearing witness to that day. Zayne, one of the participants of the event, sat
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Stories of Us - October 1, 2021
10/01/2021
Partnership Educators, Living where we do, we have a long-standing tradition of going outside and enjoying the beautiful location of mountains, lakes, and forests. Many times when we make our way out to these locations we take along food to enjoy a time to break bread with family or friends and enhance the experience. This does open us up to the long-standing battle we encounter with nature.
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Stories of Us - September 24, 2021
09/24/2021
Partnership Educators, 14-year-old Caleb Prewitt, of Jacksonville Florida, has Down Syndrome. Caleb never saw exercise as an activity that he would want to do. He loved video games. He could barely sw
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Stories of Us - September 17, 2021
09/17/2021
Partnership Educators, Henry Ford said, "If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself." This is the time to help each other and support one another and focus on our passion, teaching and loving our children.
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Stories of Us - September 10, 2021
09/10/2021
Partnership Educators, The Wright family in Utah are the NFL Quarterbacks of professional bronc riding. There are nine family members with nine world titles among them. If you are not familiar with bronc riding, one of the last vestiges of the American frontier. It’s brutal.
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Stories of Us - September 3, 2021
09/03/2021
Partnership Educators, Dr. Kevin was enjoying a cup of coffee and shooting the bull when the light tone of the front door opening made its way to the back office. The signal meant that a new patient had made their way to the office and it was time to get to work. As the intake personnel went through the check-in procedures the patient quietly sat in the light brown shoebox in the hands of a tall dark-haired twenty-year-old who seemed calm but concerned.
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Stories of Us - August 27, 2021
08/27/2021
Educators, at least the ones that I know, have always held the premise that educational attainment is the great equalizer. People from all walks of life can get where they want to go by using learning as the vehicle to get them there.
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Stories of Us - August 20, 2021
08/20/2021
Partnership Educators, According to her mother, Raelynn of Fort Smith Arkansas has always been a Daddy’s girl. Lacey, Raelynn’s mother puts it this way, “She was very proud of her Dad. She always wanted to introduce her Dad to just about anybody.”
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