Superintendent's End of Year Message
Reported by email@example.com on 5/27/20
Dear District 204 Community,
As the school year comes to an end, I want to thank you and your family for your support this past year. It has certainly been an experience that we will never forget, and not how I envisioned spending my last year before retiring. You and your children handled everything that was asked of you with flexibility and grace. For that, I will forever be grateful.
While the way we ended our time together was unique, it is not the only thing that stands out from our year. We started the year focused on our Portrait of a Graduate. The portrait contained community-defined skills young people need to thrive in a complex, rapidly changing world. Some of those skills—resilience, communication, adaptability—certainly were valuable this spring.
This past year we also celebrated so many accomplishments. We had state championship swimmers, Special Olympics champions, National Merit Scholars, IHSA All-State honorees, and a U.S. Presidential Scholar. Our students received recognition for their creativity in film festivals, journalism contests, and fine arts competitions. As superintendent, it has given me great pride to watch our students succeed in all endeavors.
I don’t think any of us can predict what the future will hold, as our world has surely shifted. One thing I do know is that our students will always be supported by this community. You have always come together to uplift and care for those experiencing hardship. I have no doubt you will continue to always take care of one another.
I wish you the very best.