On November 9th at the Annual Chamber of Commerce Banquet Sevier School District was selected as the Business of the Year! Though we aren't a business as most are defined, there is no doubt we are in the Kid Business and that is the most important business of all. "This award goes out to the many teachers, administrators, faculty members, and support staff. Their dedication to our students is inspiring, it is wonderful to see them honored with this!" Superintendent Douglas.
Welcome back students! We are excited for another successful year with Sevier School District schools! We love the first day of school and the energy and enthusiasm that comes with it. Our teachers, principals, and support staff have worked hard all summer to prepare themselves and our schools for the return of our students. We have been working hard to build upon our successes and maintain a laser focus on our goals.
One thing I have learned that has been especially proven true over the last few years is that human connection is the key to learning. Dr. James Comer said it best, “No significant learning occurs without a significant relationship.” We have all been affected for good by teachers. I can name every teacher that I had from kindergarten through twelfth-grade. Many of them I still have relationships with today. If you see a teacher, principal, or school support staff such as a secretary, media specialist, instructional assistant, food service worker, bus driver, custodian, counselor, or any Sevier School District employee please thank them for their hard work and support in making last year a resounding success! Please check our website www.seviersd.org frequently and watch for emails and text messages from us to stay informed.
National bestselling author Josh Shipp has said, “Every child is one caring adult away from becoming a success story.” We have found this to be consistently true and we encourage each of you to join with us in a focus to be caring adults in the lives of our youth. There is no question that families are the key to our success as a community and public education is the best support to families in providing opportunities for all students to learn and grow. We are dedicated to supporting all students and know that our systems and communities are stronger when we are all involved and participating within the public education system.
We live in the most wonderful community in the world. I would like to thank the fantastic students, supportive parents, dedicated teachers, and talented principals and support personnel that make up Sevier School District. The programs and possibilities for students preschool through twelfth grade are limitless! Again, please check our website www.seviersd.org to learn more about opportunities for students and follow me on Twitter @CadeDoug for updated information. Let’s make it a great year!