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Week of February 5, 2018

by From the Superintendent's Desk

Posted on January 16, 2018

This week we celebrated our 100th day of school this year.  My experience has been that it is usually the Kindergarten classes that have the biggest celebrations or focus on this day the most.   After all, it marks their first 100th day of being a student and attending school.  It is a milestone in their educational experience for them and their families.  But this year our goal is to expand the celebration of the 100th day of 2017-2018 school year beyond our awesome and eager Kindergarteners to include our awesome and eager faculty and staff.  It is a milestone for them as well and worth recognizing.

For a couple of our teachers, Sarah Hudgens and Allison de los Santos, it is the first 100th day teaching students.   We certainly hope that they celebrate many more 100th days with students right here at Crowell.  Others have experienced a few more 100th days with students.    Mary Nell Mathis will have her forty-first 100th day this week and Susan Haynie her thirty-first, the majority of them have been celebrated in a Kindergarten classroom.   For me, this is my twenty-second 100th day.  Our sweet Nora Urquizo has lovingly prepared and served meals on many 100th days.  Chuck Chatfield has faithfully had vehicles ready to go to bring precious cargo to us on many 100th days as well.  The 100th day at Crowell ISD has come and gone 16 times for Sherylene Williams while she expertly oversees the school’s finances and ensures accuracy in accounting. 

Each day, from day one to day 100, brings its own joys and challenges, its own highs and lows.  The days are filled with smiles and laughter but sometimes a tear or two falls, and yes, I am still talking about the adults.   They push, they pull, they encourage, they scold, they challenge, they forgive, and they feel frustration, pride, hope, doubt, victory and defeat.  On the 100th day of the 2017-2018 school year at Crowell ISD we will be excited for our little ones and have fun while they count a hundred of all sorts of things.  We will also celebrate and give a ‘shout out’ to our staff and faculty for their 100th day!  Each person is important and this is a great day to recognize their efforts and how much they give to our children and our community.   Thank you, thank you, thank you (followed by 97 more) and thank you in advance for the next 100!

Whether it is the 1st or 100th, it is a GREAT day to be a Wildcat! 

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