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Loyal School District reaches ‘Every Child, Every Day

Loyal School District reaches  ‘Every Child, Every Day Loyal School District reaches  ‘Every Child, Every Day

by Loyal Interim District Administrator Mark J. Lacke

As district administrator, I often start my day walking from one end of the building to the other just before classes begin. From the high-fives and kindergarten hugs in the elementary to the teasing about ‘Holey Jeans’ in the high school, it’s so emotionally lifting to be around kids. It is truly a joy to see the student differences. Young people act as my ongoing encouragement among any other distractions.

The smiles and frowns of our children drive us to work with a passion for their success. They all deserve the best that we can offer!

Even though I prefer math over history or geography, this quote displayed as part of the inscription on the Statue of Liberty, proudly symbolizes the United States of America. “…Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

If we added the characteristics of every other person we know- Give me your … talented, intelligent, hardworking, handicapped, disabled, short, tall, popular, lonely, rich, poor… the “Golden Door” in the inscription could be written on the front door of our public school building. As we accept any child who walks through this front door, our mission is to educate EVERY CHILD, EVERY DAY. When the Loyal School District offers a diverse curriculum, a variety of programs, a vast array of teacher talents and safe-welcoming facilities, we strive to develop the child from where they were upon entering that front door to a world-ready, young adult as they walk back out. Our children are our most precious treasure. When we let ourselves be driven by “EVERY CHILD, EVERY DAY” our daily agenda becomes rich and fulfilling. Wishing all Loyal families ‘Seasons Greetings’

Mark Lacke