5/14/18

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

Hello Bulldogs!!  Welcome back to the Principal’s Corner.  It is hard to believe that the school year is over.  When you read this article we will either be in the middle of our final day of school, or we will officially be done for the 2017/2018 school year.  When we started back in August it is hard to believe that we have gotten to the end of the line.  Our seniors have left us, and are about to start a new journey.  Our 8th graders and kindergartners have also started the next part of their journey and are taking a breath before they start the next sprint towards the finish.  Before I get to a few thoughts I do want to share some things that we still have going on to finish up this year.

On Friday our current fifth graders will be taking off on their annual trip to a Kansas City Royals game in Kansas City Missouri.  These students worked so hard, and I must say, the ceremony was wonderful.  This trip is a great way for these students to celebrate the work they have done and the lessons they have learned.  I hope every student loves the trip, and hopefully they can bring the Royals a bit of luck and a win!

Now, I apologize that this article is short.  However, much like the years, time really is short.  I wanted to really take a moment and just address the communities of Linn.  This is the final time I will be addressing you.  As of June seventh I will officially be finished as the principal of Linn Public School, and my family and I will be moving on to the Auburn Washburn school district in Topeka.  This has truly been an adventure for my family and I.  Two years ago we left all of our family and friends and moved west from Kansas City.  We were excited to begin the next chapter of our lives.  Soon after arriving we welcomed our first child into the world, Jocelyn Renee Ayers.  I still remember how wild that time was, and especially stressful on Dianne Reith, as I didn’t know if I would even be there for the start of school my first year.  Since then I have gotten to watch kindergarteners dance, and seniors catch touchdowns.  I have watched a student dominate a county spelling bee, and seen students find strength and compassion they have been lacking.  I have forged relationships that I hope will last the remainder of my life.  I have succeeded and failed, fallen and gotten back up.  I have laughed, smiled, and cried.  Becoming a principal has been an experience unlike anything I have ever had.  I want to thank you all for this opportunity.  If it were not for this my family would not have the opportunity to move back closer to our family.  I want to thank Mr. Brian Cordel for his mentorship and belief in me.  Than you to all of those who have supported both my family and myself.  We truly appreciate it. 

 

Thank you

It’s been great being a Bulldog!

Tyler Ayers