Superintendent - Stories of Us

Stories of Us - December 2, 2022
12/02/2022
Partnership Educators, There was a fair-haired farm boy named Jim who had twenty-five cats. Most of them lived out in the barn and chased mice. A few were beloved house pets and all of them had names. Jim’s cats were more than farm animals to him, they were family. Each was distinctly recognizable
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Stories of Us - November 18, 2022
11/18/2022
Partnership Educators, Every fall, the trees begin to change colors and turn beautiful shades of reds, oranges, yellows, and browns. This color change makes for beautiful scenery for a weekend drive or a masterful painting of this great county we live in. While we enjoy the masterpiece that Mother Nature has
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Stories of Us - November 10, 2022
11/10/2022
Partnership Educators, Lord Francis Rawdon gazing from a window in his quarters could hardly believe his eyes. There through the main gate of the stockade strode a tiny red-haired blue-eyed woman. She was unarmed and unaccompanied and yet issuing orders to the prison camp guards as though she might be the King of England herself. She insisted on
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Stories of Us - November 4, 2022
11/04/2022
Partnership Educators, Howard Hill was acclaimed only once in his life. When he was a small boy, he sang at Buckingham Palace for Queen Victoria. Shortly thereafter, his voice changed and that was the end of his singing career. Yet he still demonstrated a degree of artistic talent. After a while, he was supporting himself as a portrait painter. In fact, Howard promised
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Stories of Us - October 28, 2022
10/28/2022
Partnership Educators, Zoey is the child of TJ and Courtney Thomas in Atlanta, Georgia. Back in 2020 she was three years old and diagnosed with leukemia. Because her immune system was compromised she couldn’t go trick or treat with all the other kids and in fact, her parents put up a sign to keep others from coming to the door. The sign read, “Cool Costume. Sorry, no candy. child with cancer. See you next year! Have fun!” As mom puts it
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Stories of Us - October 21, 2022
10/21/2022
Partnership Educators, ​ The intelligent fourteen-year-old boy knew that his mother wasn’t coming back. Still, Jimmy sobbed himself to sleep asking for some kind of miracle so he could have his mother. She was taken away so suddenly. Mary, Jimmy’s mother, had
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Stories of Us - October 14, 2022
10/14/2022
Partnership Educators, Bob was born in Brooklyn, New York. As early as he could remember, his fondest desire was to explore the frozen north. He answered the call of the wild when he was still a young man and headed into the wastelands with his indomitable spirit. Off the northern coast of Newfoundland, across the straight of Bell Island, and on for over 700 miles are the highlands of Labrador. Labrador Peninsula extends
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Stories of Us - October 7, 2022
10/07/2022
Partnership Educators, Bob was raised in Evansville, Indiana. The responsibilities of manhood were thrust upon him early as his father died when he was ten. Otherwise, his childhood was mostly normal. Bob attended an elementary school and each year the same medical professional would come
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Stories of Us - September 30, 2022
09/30/2022
Partnership Educators, When I was a child, summertime meant sitting in my home plum tree and eating the freshly ripened plums until my hands were purple with juice. How I loved eating those plums and laughing with my brother and the other neighborhood kids who would join us in gorging on the fruit. Summer was a time of outside play, trips to the lake, late-night fishing, and sleeping in the backyard under the stars. I am a huge summer person. I do accept that summer gives way to Autumn every year
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Stories of Us - September 23, 2022
09/23/2022
Partnership Educators, The lighthouse was doomed from the start. Fourteen miles from land and leaning into the wildest winds and made of wood. It was only a matter of time before she toppled into the English Channel. One mighty storm in 1703, Eddystone Lighthouse vanished into the darkness. Her architect, Henry Winstanley, was swept away with her. The task of rebuilding and redesigning
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Stories of Us - September 16, 2022
09/16/2022
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 shoe box in the hands of a tall dark haired twenty-year-old whom seemed calm but concerned. You see, Dr. Kevin is a veterinarian and so having a patient
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Stories of Us - September 9, 2022
09/09/2022
Partnership Educators, On the gravestone in the Bronx is a name of a sports writer that you never knew. Bill Barclay grew up on farms in the east and Midwest. His family moved to Wichita, Kansas when he was seventeen. A year later he got a job with the Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad but it was only after he married and after he settled in Denver that he took a passionate interest in athletics. He had always been a vigorous
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Stories of Us - September 2, 2022
09/02/2022
Partnership Educators, Disembarking from the 4-hour delayed flight helped to raise my spirits for the trip. Waving goodbye to the attendants and pilot, I slowly made my way to the baggage claim. The anxious moments watching the variety of colored bags fall down the ramp kept me on edge. I hate waiting for the bag to arrive. I am always afraid that it won’t arrive. It has never happened but
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Stories of Us - August 26, 2022
08/26/2022
Partnership Educators, There was once a stretch of Coney Island Boardwalk that ran all the way from Feltman's Astroland to Steeplechase Park. It was a wooden planked pathway prowled by a stiltwalker named Archie. He was an absurd appearing creature in his pink and white costume with a striped top hat, cutaway jacket, and enormous bell bottom trousers concealing his stilts. This absurdity was
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Stories of Us - August 19, 2022
08/19/2022
Partnership Educators, What a great start to the year. Kids were playing on the playground first thing in the morning and smiles were abundant. Great job everyone pulling together and making this start another great one. The first day of school is exciting
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