A Message from the Superintendent
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.”
From Martin Luther King—from Strength to Love, 19Monday our schools are closed and the nation pauses to reflect on the memory of a man…a man who had a dream and a belief…we as teachers have that unique and sacred responsibility to do our very best with honesty and integrity to keep the message of Martin Luther King alive…I hear some speak at school committee meetings, public forums, and in the media with messages that on the surface appear to be so sweet and sincere but their message is quickly tarnished by their actions and subsequent words…
So why do I say we have that unique and sacred responsibility…because it is through our words and actions that so many students integrate our behaviors and words into their very being…if I leave any lasting footprint in Haverhill – I hope it is one of belief in a teacher’s real value to a community and to the life of a child – which is intimately linked to the responsibility each of us have…no matter what our role is in this system may be… we should always remember…“A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I live in, or the kind of car I drove…but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child…”So today as we go forth we must remember… like Dr. King who had a dream…others also have a dream…help them realize their dreams… for because of Martin Luther King our country is in a better place and so to will others be so blessed by those that sit before us who will enrich others by their dreams, talents, integrity, and love.Thank you all for your faith and respect for others…Have a good weekend !
A Message from the Superintendent
Today marks the end of Chanukah, the Jewish eight-day, wintertime “festival of lights”. As this holiday concludes and the excitement of Christmas begins for many, the significance in all religions is similar – in that hopefully both celebrations bring light to many…the hope and the promise of believing in something greater than ourselves…
So many of you, as I have once again observed have brought the magic of Christmas to so many children…many in our community have donated to the schools to help brighten the lives of others…but again because of you… many have been sparked by your genuineness and you have allowed their spirit and future to be forever brightened by your love and effort…
On Christmas Eve take a moment to gaze at that Star and know well… you have brought light to some in darkness and joy to so many…
I hope you and your families have a wonderful Christmas and I trust all will be blessed in the New Year…
Thank you for all…Merry Christmas,
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A Thanksgiving Message from the Superintendent
Good morning,This week families reunite – old friends meet at high school football games and traditions continue for many. Some gather with great sadness as those they love may have passed. For all it is a time to be thankful…for sadness has touched us all and we must keep the love of those we lost in our hearts and carry on their spirit. Above all we give thanks…for there are so many that have touched our hearts and well being in so many different ways…I am grateful to all of you…for as I have passed through many classrooms this week…your kindness and warmth is most appreciated…the love and efforts you share so lovingly with so many children is so obvious…our classrooms are exciting…our schools look good…the cafeterias are festive…each and everyone of you should enjoy Thanksgiving mindful of the fact that YOU have made a difference for many…and believe me many many families in Haverhill are grateful…Enjoy this Thanksgiving Day and those special moments you share with family and friends…as I enjoy this day and this weekend please know I will keep all of you in my prayers and I most grateful for all you do…I am very lucky for I get to see the collective good you all do in so many different ways…My best to your families and friends…and Happy Thanksgiving,Jim Scully
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