Dear Community Members,
As this summer began, I gained entry into a new group: parents whose students are alumni of Hockinson High School!
Reaching this milestone causes me to reflect on our district’s hardworking, encouraging and inspiring staff who strive to help each of our students find their areas of interest, teach them new skills and help them build internal resources that will serve them for the rest of their lives. We truly have an amazing team in Hockinson.
I also have been recalling some of our district’s achievements: opening the Middle School on the first day of school; our HHS football team bringing home a state championship trophy; and our musicians bringing home awards from competitions far and wide.
But education is about more than visible victories. I celebrate our students who learned to read and do addition this year; who became more competent at library research; who found their life’s passion; and who learned new ways to be kind to one another. In education, every day is an opportunity for growth and change. It truly is a privilege to be part of it.
I want to send my heartfelt thanks to our Hockinson families for entrusting your students to us; to our Hockinson community for supporting us in countless ways; to our students for your hard work and contagious excitement; and to our staff for your relentless efforts on behalf of the children of our community.
Enjoy your summer.