Saturday, October 5, 2013

Together... We have created a Culture of Excellence

During the past two weeks I have received three t-shirts that demonstrate what a great set of high schools we have in Scott County.  A set of schools that:

  •  Performed in the 87 Percentile on state KPREP testing 
  • Score in the Top 10% on ACT scores for a district year after year
  • Offer the widest range of Advanced Placement courses in the state 
  • Have over 1000 enrollments in Advanced Placement course 
  • Increased College and Career Readiness from 44% to 70.5% in two years 
  • Have athletic teams that compete for State Championships 
  • Have a choral department that sell out Singletary Center 
  • Have a band that have been graded distinguished every year since the mid 90's 
  • Was awarded the Winner Circle Award for school culture (Elkhorn Crossing School) 
  • Provide students with a diverse Career and Technical training both at ECS and SCHS 
  • Cardinal Academy serves nearly 200 students in an alternative environment
  • One of the best FFA Student and Alumni Chapters in the state and nation
  • I invite others to add to this list of acheivements

We are proud of our teachers, administrators and especially our students.  I challenge others to post what makes them proud of their school.  We need to let others know that we do have great schools and that in the words of Teddy Roosevelt:
"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deed"

A 5K that helps provide food for our students
There are many great schools that need recognition.  Take time to post on social media what makes your school worthy of recognition.  Others, that may never enter our schools, will use social media to tear our schools down. Imagine what would happen if we all use social media to celebrate our school's successes.

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