The past few weeks, I have had the opportunity to reflect on this school year and all the intricate details that make up our educational system. It reminded me of a quote I heard recently:
“Over its short lifetime of just a few weeks to four months, a single honeybee’s contribution of honey to its hive is a mere one-twelfth of one teaspoon. Though seemingly insignificant when compared to the total, each bee’s one-twelfth of a teaspoon of honey is vital to the life of the hive. The bees depend on each other. Work that would be overwhelming for a few bees to do becomes lighter because all of the bees faithfully do their part.” (Ballard, 2013)
Teachers, parents, students, staff members and faithful volunteers make up the “worker bees” of our educational system. It is because of their countless hours of service and dedication that our students are learning and growing. It is because of their “one-twelfth teaspoon” that students perform so well academically and on the field of play or competition.
Our senior class was awarded 67 institutional scholarships and 53 local scholarships. Our students are state and national champions in many various areas. The Local Scholarship Board and the Morgan Education Foundation spend limitless hours working to provide valuable resources to our students. One way they accomplish this is by obtaining extra funds through donations that go directly to the educational needs of students.
We are also fortunate to have a hardworking, dedicated PTSO, Community Council and many volunteers working tirelessly to help our students throughout this educational journey.
Just like a colony of bees depends on each bee to be successful, students can depend on teachers, parents, other students, staff members and faithful volunteers to help them as they move towards success. As the principal, I would like to take the time to thank the worker bees who often go unnoticed or who work behind the scenes helping our students achieve their potential.
Also, a special thanks to Superintendent Ken Adams for his foresight in helping to establish the Education Foundation and our Local Scholarship Board. These organizations have provided our students with many opportunities.
As we round out this year, I am thankful to be surrounded by fellow worker bees that embody the attitude of industry needed to get the job done.