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

Hello Bulldogs!!  Welcome back to the Principal’s Corner.  The weather has definitely messed with our plans here at the school of late.  I deeply hope everyone was able to stay safe and warm during the tough weather.  It has been quite a while since we have had a winter like this, and we are definitely starting to make up for it.  Well, now that we appear to be back to some more acceptable temperatures we will have a big few days coming.

To start off, the third quarter is just about to end.  Can you believe that we are already almost three fourths of the way through the year?  Well, it is just about here.  This means students will be working hard to finish things up and get ready for the final charge towards the end of the school year.  A big part of that is parent teacher conferences.

On Monday March 5th we will have our spring parent teacher conferences from 4:00-7:30. Parents of elementary students you will have already heard from your student’s teacher about setting a time to come in and meet with them.  For our secondary students, teachers will be available from 4:00-7:30 in the old gym.  If you have a student who is earning Ds or Fs we strongly recommend that you come in and meet with teachers so that you, as a team, can work on some ways to help improve the performance of your student.  Along with our teachers being here we will also have some speakers from Kansas State University.

Starting at five we will have Madai Rivera speaking about countless opportunities for students looking for scholarships or other opportunities to help with the transition to post-secondary life.  She will be in the library.  From five to six she will be presenting in English, and then from six to seven she will be presenting in Spanish.  This is a wonderful opportunity to come in and to learn about some ways to help with the next phases of life for our families.  She even has resources that may help some younger students, so all members of the community are invited to come in and meet with Ms. Rivera.

As many of you know, a major tragedy has struck the schools of America once again.  Seventeen students and teachers have moved on due to senseless violence, and countless individuals will mourn the loss of loved ones.  I do not wish to get in a debate about guns and whether they should or shouldn’t be in schools, however at times like this I think it is important that we look towards what is good.  America appears to be experiencing a major shift, a change.  One thing I have found is that change is hard, especially for adults.  We are seeing the world begin to look different than we remember it and we therefore fight it and look towards negativity.  When faced with these situations I want to point us towards positivity however, as change is a necessary part of life.  So, let us look at the positive changes.  We are seeing high school students engage in the civics of our nation unlike ever before.  Whether you agree with them or not, we are seeing a generation that cares about the leadership of our nation, and that is good.  We have seen love pour out towards others as we help to heal wounds.  Here in Linn we have seen agencies and organizations be very willing to come and help make sure our students are able to find success after high school.  Yes, there are some things that bother us about change, but if you look for the beauty in it you will smile.

Thank you

It’s a great day to be a Bulldog!

Tyler Ayers