Dear Williamstown Independent Families,
Happy November! This month is synonymous with being grateful and thankful. Although we should be thankful all year long, we are reminded to pause and count our blessings when November arrives. An important event where we can show gratitude is the celebration of Veteran’s Day. This year we will honor our veterans for their service to our country on Monday, November 12 at 9:00 in our high school gym. Veterans and their families are invited to a free breakfast before the ceremony in the high school cafeteria beginning at 8:15. We invite our community to share in this day as we pay tribute to these brave men and women.
American Education Week is observed and celebrated from November 12-16. The US Department of Education, National School Board Association, and other associations across the country set aside the week to give all Americans an opportunity to celebrate public education and honor individuals who are making a difference in ensuring that every child receives a quality education.
The Williamstown Independent School District has staff dedicated to our vision of Preparing Students for Productive Citizenship by following the mission of Engaging, Educating, and Empowering ALL Students. Our staff ensures an environment that is not only safe and secure, but also caring and trusting. They care deeply about all students, as they are our #1 priority. We have many activities, programs, and options to meet the needs of students and our small, intimate, family atmosphere allows a personal touch that is unmatched. I hope you can take the time this month to thank our teachers, instructional assistants, and support staff. I am grateful and honored to have such wonderful individuals on the Williamstown staff.
American Education Week also allows us to set aside time to thank the community for their support of public education. Our students could not experience the success they do without the involvement and support of our parents, community members, business leaders, and elected officials. We are blessed to have a community that values education and goes above and beyond to support students in our schools.
As a reminder, schools will be closed on Tuesday, November 6 for election day. Please exercise your right to vote. Additionally schools will be closed November 21-23 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. I wish all of our students, staff and families a wonderful holiday filled with good food, fun and laughter.
We congratulate our Band of Spirit for competing in state finals for the 17th year in a row and earning 4th place in Class A competition. Our cross country team has had a remarkable season and will be competing in state finals the weekend of November 3. An opportunity to hear our band and see our amazing student athletes is at our annual Orange and Black Night which takes place on Friday, November 9. The program begins at 7:00.
In closing, I encourage you to take some time during this month to reflect on the school year. Celebrate victories, learn from defeats, and express gratitude to those who have made a difference. I am thankful to call Williamstown my home and to be working with wonderful students and staff in a community that supports our efforts.
With Demon Pride,
Williamstown Independent School District