Saturday, May 25, 2013

Saying Thank You to a Senior's Teachers

My youngest son graduates high school today. Below is a letter of thanks my wife and I sent to  each of his teachers during his 12 years of school.  Writing the letter not only let us show our appreciation to his teachers but it also allowed us to remember all of the wonderful people that has helped shaped my son into a fine young man.  Good luck Lucas, your Mom and Dad are very proud of you and love you very much.

"If a man loses pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured, or far away."   Henry David Thoreau

From the first day of school, Lucas has gone to the beat of a different drummer, and Beth and I want to thank each of you that have both embraced this and allowed him to prosper.  We also want to thank each of you for the role you have played in his life.  Lucas has obtained a wonderful education that we would put up against any school system in the country.   His education has been well-balanced between the core content and the arts, and because of the efforts of each of you, Lucas is ready for the next stage of his life.

 It has been a pleasure to type each of your names into the recipient line.  It has given us time to reflect on all the hard work each of you has done both in and out of the classroom that has benefited our son's life.  Many of you have spent additional hours after school as he has prepared for plays, concerts, academic team meets and all the other extracurricular activities that have made his education complete.  Field trips, AP workshops and review sessions, club activities--none of these efforts have gone unnoticed, and he has been blessed to have each of you in his life.

 As the school year winds down and we all start to become exhausted from all the demands of our profession, we wanted to let each of you know that because of your efforts,  you have made a difference not only in our son's life but in many students' lives.  Thank you again for all that you have done, and have a great end of the school year.


Chip and Beth Southworth

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