It is hard to believe that May is here! As we enter the last month of the 2016-2017 school year, we have numerous concerts, field trips, extra-curricular activities and what our seniors have been waiting for - Graduation. The graduation ceremonies will be held on Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at the Koehler Center on the campus of the University of Findlay. I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the class of 2016 at Findlay High School. All your hard work and dedication has paid off and you have made it to the next phase of your life. Whether that is off to college or off to a career, I wish you the best of luck in all your adventures.
Every year during May, a week is set aside to thank our teachers and staff for all the wonderful things they do for our students. Thousands of talented and dedicated educators from every corner of the country and around the world work each and every day to make a unique difference in the lives of our students. It is not only preparing their classrooms for the subject matter that they teach but it is doing the little things that make teachers great, such as adapting lessons to accommodate an ever-changing, diverse population of students, counseling children when they need it, showing interest not only when they are with them during the day but also in outside activities, having great connections with each student, and refusing to settle for just mediocre efforts. Over my years in education, I have had the unique privilege to observe what some of the best teachers do to help children learn and I have been able to watch the motivation in classroom management practices these teachers use to help our students achieve. Our teachers try to enrich the lives of our students and bring their "A-game" every day. As our Findlay City School mission statement states Findlay City Schools: Educating and empowering for life!
Take these last few weeks of school, do your best and treasure the memories you have made here at Findlay City Schools!