The leaves are beginning to change colors and autumn has arrived. Our halls are busy again with the hustle and bustle of teachers, students, parents and volunteers. This is how it should be and how it is meant to be. I look forward to opening the doors on the first day of school to welcome the new year.
Immaculate Conception School of Allegany County (ICS) remains a sound presence in our rural community. Our Business First rankings are strong. Our students are held accountable for their homework and their actions which certainly has a direct impact on their academic productivity.
The ICS faculty and staff has been constant for the past several years. There is a willingness among the staff to share their time and talents beyond the duties of their classroom, and collaborative efforts extend.
A recent visitor to our school mentioned the warm and welcoming environment that wraps around you when you pass through the doorway. Truly, there is a welcoming atmosphere as students dash ahead to open the door, or leave at the end of the school day with a hearty, “Have a good rest of the day, Mrs. Burdick.” I am proud of our students and their manners in school, in our community, and beyond. I don’t just hope we are making a difference, I certain we are.
Each new year is an opportunity to support the academic, social and emotional development our our students. We are empowering them to do their best always and in all ways. What a blessing! The ICS middle school students attended the Historical Presentation at the library. They were attentive, engaged, and respectful. And so, a new year begins with all of the challenges of a school year. As always, I know I am right where I am meant to be.
Blessings to you and yours.