You’ve all made a wise investment – and one that I admire and
appreciate. I’m excited to have begun advising the student newspaper here this
year, and I’m blown away by the student-staff’s accomplishments thus far. Our
lone stumbling block has been finding funding to provide the a
visually-appealing, photo-enhanced product. In a district that I believe
inspires success in students despite being at a disadvantage economically, your
financial support helps me make sure we aren’t bound by our tax base.
your donation provided for our first high-caliber camera, a Nikon D-60. In a digital age
where students are inundated with thousand of images on a daily basis, it’s
crucial for a student newspaper to provide outstanding imagery in order to draw
readers into the writing. By improving our visual appeal, we’re increasing our
readership. When students know that their words are read by a growing
readership, their work becomes more important, and the benefits they reap
become more substantial.
Through grounded projects such as
this newspaper, students have actually demonstrated an interest in their class
and their school, and in improving their own communication skills. I feel
confident that it is those skills that will help them as they pursue varied life
goals after high school. And you should feel confident that you were an
integral part of the plan.
The students here are very
aware of and reflective about their educations, because as a school, we ask
them to think about this process regularly.