The Principal's Corner

"Be the change you wish to see in the world."  

The year is moving by quickly at Linn Public School.  It is hard to believe that the fourteenth is already the end of the quarter.  I cannot believe the school year is already one fourth finished.  The students and teachers have completed some incredible work, however they have some even more amazing things in store for the rest of the year.

A few things that need mentioning are first our thespians.  They have been working incredibly hard to perfect their craft in preparation for their upcoming performances.  We are eagerly looking forward to their show. 

I also want to again say congratulations to our FFA.  They have done very well in competition this year, and they have also been working hard to raise money for their upcoming conferences and competitions.  We are excited to send them off to the national conference next week. 

On Thursday we had our Walk A Thon to help raise money and awareness for the Music and Memory program.  I was so impressed by our students and community.  Over $300 were raised and this money will go directly to helping bring joy to the lives of the senior citizens of the community. 

Another wonderful part of this past week was the parent appreciation nights for volleyball and our junior high teams.  We focus so much on the great accomplishments of our young athletes that we often forget the families that helped to make them such great ambassadors for our community.  I want to once again say thank you to the families of our seniors and eighth graders.  We will be having our parent appreciation night for our football seniors this coming Friday.

Parent teacher conferences will be the 18th and 20th from four to seven.  On the 20th we will have an individual here to help with the FAFSA.  This is a great opportunity to get some help on completing the application process for graduating seniors.  For those with students taking upper level science courses Mr. Ohlde will be in Linn on the 20th as well.

As the seasons begin to change I think it is an excellent time to talk just about that, change.  Many have said that the only thing that stays the same is change, which it is the only thing you can count on.  I agree, change is scary.  But just because something is scary does not mean that it is bad.  In order to be a truly successful person one must have the ability to change as the world around them does.  If we stay put and do not change then we will never be as successful as we could have been.  As I look at my interactions with the world I often wonder if I am changing to stay in tune with the world around me, and in doing so am I doing what I need to do to prepare students for a world that will look differently than the one I see now.  We must make sure we are staying open to change, because we must model this view for our children.  They will live in a world that is so different from the world we live in now, and if we want them to be successful adults then they must be ready to change.

Thank you

It’s a great day to be a Bulldog!

Tyler Ayers