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From The Desk Of The Hamilton Heights Superintendent Dr. Derek Arrowood – Hamilton County Reporter

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By DR. DEREK ARROWOOD

Hamilton Heights Superintendent

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Derek Arrowood columnReplace #72 from Dr. Derek Arrowood, Superintendent, Hamilton Heights Faculty Company.

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With Thanksgiving upon us, that is the excellent time to pause and mirror on what we’re grateful for in our lives. For one, I’m extraordinarily grateful to be an element of the Hamilton Heights household. On daily basis I get to see how the attributes and qualities of caring adults all through our campus create a singular mix of expertise, competence, and innovation that may be a blessing in the lives of our college students. Thanks to our educators, workers, dad and mom, and volunteers for being key elements to making sure that Hamilton Heights continues to be an empowering and provoking place for our college students to study and develop.

I’m additionally deeply grateful to dwell and work in a group that’s extraordinarily supportive of our college company and the many collaborative partnerships that improve the academic expertise for our college students and life total in Northern Hamilton County. The funding in our public colleges is an funding in our future workforce, our group, and in the long-term sustainability of the native, regional, and nationwide economies.

Talking of funding, Kevin Yaney, President of the T1L1 (Train 1 to Lead 1) Central Indiana Chapter, might be becoming a member of us at our subsequent Superintendent Advisory Group assembly on Wednesday, Dec. 1. You’ve heard me point out Kevin and the T1L1 program earlier than. I can’t share sufficient reward for Kevin, this highly effective program, and the group volunteers who come into our school rooms every week for one-on-one engagement with our college students. This extremely customized program has been transformative for the college students concerned. Click here to study extra about this mentoring program and its influence.

You requested for it and you bought it! Hamilton Heights has created a central location the place people who’re eager about donating to the faculty company can discover all the alternatives to donate to a specialty program in a single devoted location on our web site. You’ll be able to test it out here.

On the subject of donations, the Husky Readers Membership is taking part in the twelfth annual Bedtime Story Pajama Drive hosted by Scholastic E book and the Pajama Program. What’s actually cool about this worthwhile literacy effort is the visible promo that the membership created to generate consciousness and curiosity in the drive. Watch it on YouTube here.

In case you are trying to get in the Christmas spirit look no additional than Northern Hamilton County. Our native communities are internet hosting a full vary of festivities for the complete household on Dec. 4 and 5. The City of Arcadia is internet hosting its sixth annual Christmas Tree Lighting on Saturday, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. together with its third annual Christmas Market from 4 to six p.m. There might be music, hearth pits, chili, and lots of vacation cheer.

The Cicero Kiwanis Membership and Our City Cicero Mainstreet Affiliation have teamed up for this yr’s Cicero Christmas Pageant on Saturday, Dec. 4 which features a Christmas parade starting at 2 p.m. adopted by video games, DJ, cookie-decorating, meals, prizes, film, tree-lighting celebration, and extra. Santa might be readily available to listen to kids’s want lists and share season’s greetings. Mike Jenkins, former HHSC educator and HOPE Household Care Heart president and CEO, is that this yr’s parade Grand Marshal. To take part in the parade, which begins and ends at the Hamilton North Public Library, click here for an entry kind.

On Sunday, Dec. 5, the City of Atlanta will host its third annual Christmas Tree Lighting at Dolles Park starting at 6 p.m. Get pleasure from a hearth, meals, caroling, vacation goodie baggage, and group fellowship with Santa as the visitor of honor.

On this season of gratitude, let’s take the time to be grateful, bear in mind, and embrace those that enrich our lives. We look ahead to seeing our college students and workers again on campus on Monday, Nov. 29.

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