This past week Gavit has a lot to proud of, especially when it comes to our students. Our students who are in extra curricular activities really shine. We have an undefeated MS football team, a conference champ HS volleyball team and a HS football team that has made some tremendous strides; but I think the one thing that tugged at me the most this week was watching the HS cross country team compete this past Saturday. The way they interacted with each other and supported each other was a true sign of family. It was about achieving personal best with the support of each other.
I know that all of you have your own night/weekend responsibilities and obligations, but if you ever want a pick me up and the need to really feel appreciated, attend one of our after school activities. You will see our students shine.
It's important to take an interest in the things students love if you want them to take an interest in what you love. I never encountered a student that wasn't happy to see a teacher at one of these events. It's always big smiles and giant waves to get attention. For some of our students, attending one of their events is more than any of their family members ever attend. It's a simple act to show that the students matter.