To all students returning to school this week, and to those just starting out, we extend best wishes for a great school year.
Considering that in other parts of the world some people have to fight for the right to attend school, we are indeed fortunate to have an education system available to all.
It may not be perfect, but it’s there.
While at times students may not understand how they’ll apply the things they are learning to the real world – let’s be honest, it isn’t every day you need to figure out the square root of a trapezoid – the thing we hope for most is that everyone has a successful year.
For students that measure of success will be varied. For some it may be learning to read, for others it may be developing better study habits, for others it may be small steps that are giant leaps. And for others still, it may be finding that thing that keeps you interested in your studies and keeps you in school.
Even though many are sorry to see summer end, just remember how lucky you are to be able to attend school.