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The old saying, “Time flies when you’re having fun” certainly applies to those of us who work daily with children. Although it may be difficult to believe, the 2013-2014 school year is almost over. It seems like the beginning and ending of each school year is packed with much more activity than the middle, and this school year is no exception. When I look over the school calendar for the remaining weeks, I’m not sure there is a single day where something isn’t scheduled. Teachers and administrators have worked hard to develop a plan for making the most of the few weeks we have left, and they will spend the next month feverishly working the plan.

In the upcoming weeks, teachers, paraprofessionals, and support staff will work diligently to prepare all Grainger County students for their future success. By the end of this semester, students will have the opportunity to showcase their knowledge and understanding of various subjects on an array of mandated state tests. As the testing window draws closer, you’ll be getting more specific information from your student’s teachers. I encourage you to work closely with us as we prepare students for academic success.  

As you enjoy this transition time of year between seasons, just remember that a special effort is being made each day to assure that students are prepared to make their own transition to the next level- whether that transition takes them to the next grade/course, college, career, or the community at large. I am certain I speak for all Grainger County staff members when I say we look forward to the opportunity the rest of the 2013-2014 school year will offer for staff members to TEACH, for students to LEARN, and for all to SUCCEED.

Sincerely,

Edwin Jarnagin

Director of Schools