The Principal's Corner
"Be the change you wish to see in the world."  

Hello Bulldogs!!  Welcome back to the Principal’s Corner.  I hope everyone enjoyed the past week, and if you didn’t enjoy it I at least hope you stayed dry.  The rain came in droves for a few days and threw harvest in to a bit of a holding pattern.  It appears as if we have a few days of dry, so hopefully our very important farmers will be able to get through their fields and continue to feed our nation.

As we look at our upcoming week this is one of our most important of the semester, even though it looks pretty bare on its surface.  This week we have our parent teacher conferences.  They will be this Tuesday and Thursday from 4-7:30. For our elementary students you have all received communications from teachers setting up meetings for your students.  For Jr. and Sr. high students staff will be available in the gym to discuss your students with you.  A few things to keep in mind for Jr. Sr. high students is that Mrs. Hageman, Mr. Ohlde, and Mr. Hildebrand will not be available at Linn on Tuesday, but will be in Linn on Thursday.  For Mrs. Hageman and Mr. Ohlde, you will be able to meet with them at Hanover on Tuesday if you would like to.  We at Linn Public hope everyone is able to come in and meet with us.  This is a wonderful time to come in and continue to bridge the bonds of the community and the school.

With parent teacher conferences coming some special thanks must be given to the Linn PTO.  These amazing people have agreed to feed the teachers of Linn on both Tuesday and Thursday.  One of the worst parts about parent teacher conferences, for a teacher, is that these are long days and rarely do you have the time to get the adequate food to power through such days.  Because of our amazing PTO all teachers will be able to get a nice home cooked meal before they head into conferences.  Thank you PTO!!

Also, something you may hear some high school kids talking about is the Compassion Games.  This is an event where students are performing random acts of kindness to make others smile.  Each act is logged on to the compassion games website where anyone in the world can see it.  The ultimate goal for each class is to be the most compassionate so that they can win a party on November 3 payed for by the school.  Now, although this may sound cheesy, I am very impressed by the students and their willingness to go out of their way to make people smile.

So, in weeks past I have used the end of my articles to impart my thoughts, and whatever wisdom I may be experiencing at the time.  As much as I enjoy that I think something that would be better for all in the community would rather be to focus on, and shed a bit of a spotlight onto something positive in the building.  So, with that in mind I want to take a moment to shine a light on the sophomore class at Linn High School.  Many of you know these wonderful students.  They have so much positivity, and they always tend to look at the world with a bit of a different view.  This group has decided to take the Compassion Games to a new level and they are organizing a canned food drive as a class.  They will then be donating the food to the Washington County Food Bank.  The students came to this all on their own, created it, researched it, and have begun implementing it by themselves.  They are doing what we preach every day.  They are living lives for others, giving to others, thinking of others.  So thank your sophomore class for being so wonderful!!

Thank you

It’s a great day to be a Bulldog!

Tyler Ayers