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Week of September 27, 2018

by From the Superintendent's Desk


Posted on April 2, 2018


I think people from larger towns and larger schools may often assume that because we are small, tiny is how some would describe us, that we move at slow pace and do things on a small scale.  Well, we certainly know how wrong that assumption would be!  Our school is thriving and our students are excelling, academically and athletically.  Crowell ISD is a perfect example of what can happen when a community and a school work together for students.  Just take Friday night for example.  If you braved the mud and the wind, you saw our new scoreboard lit up.  The vision, leadership, and hard work of our Booster Club, the very generous donation of Crowell State Bank and other Wildcat supporters, our School Board, and some school funds and labor all combined to purchase the new scoreboard.  The school will not need to worry about a football scoreboard for many years now thanks to everyone’s efforts. 

 

The partnership and community involvement did not end with just the new scoreboard though Friday night.  It continued through the 5th quarter!  Our Ministerial Alliance had an idea and the desire to do something new and different for our kiddos.  They rounded up the adults, the snacks, and the jump houses and gave our students a place to gather and have a good time.  It was a huge success and we are very appreciative.

 

I shared our theme for the year previously, ‘Crowell ISD - Where the Adventure Begins’.  One of the quotes we use that is part of this theme is, ‘Attitude is the difference between an ordeal and an ADVENTURE’.  The attitude our staff has makes the difference every day in every classroom.  The attitude our families and community members has makes the difference for our staff and for our students.  This shared adventurous attitude is what allows us all to have big ideas and believe together we can do big things – even in a small town.  For the first time, we have a Media Class this year.  We are super excited about being able to offer this to our students and thankful we have a staff member with the expertise to teach it, Michael Humphrey.  Go to our website or our Facebook page to view their first video project.  It’s pretty awesome!  They did a terrific job capturing the adventurous attitude of some of our staff and students. 

 

Thank you for joining us on this Wildcat adventure!


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