Electrifying News – Fathers Day and Juneteenth!

Happy Belated Fathers Day to all the Dads who show up in all the ways! I hope everyone had a nice day celebrating your Dads, your chosen Dads, and the memory of the Dads you’ve lost. W.E.B. Du Bois once said, “Children learn more from what you are than what you teach.” Whether or not you’re a Dad yourself, thanks for showing up for our students in positive ways by simply being who you are.

This Wednesday we celebrate Juneteenth, or Emancipation Day, which recognizes when word finally made it to Texas on June 19, 1865, announcing the abolishment of slavery. This was two years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation given January 1, 1863, which was said by Martin Luther King, Jr. to prove that “government could be a powerful force for social justice.” Stated by activist Ida B. Wells, “The way to right wrongs is to turn the light of truth upon them.”

This Thursday, we celebrate the Summer Solstice, which is referred to as the longest day of the year and the official start of summer. Wait…isn’t it summer already? I could’ve sworn it’s already VERY hot outside.

As a reminder, please do not pull all the way forward in parking spaces when possible. The grounds crew mows and weeds in the morning and sometimes our car bumpers get in the way.

Have a great week!
Emily Coleman, Superintendent