November 10, 2014
Dear Edgewood Community:
It is already mid-November and it is clear to see time is flying by. The air is crisp and the leaves are changing. Students and teachers have completed the first nine weeks of school and are already deep into the second quarter of the academic year. Football and volleyball are winding to a close and basketball is upon us. We would like to commend the sportsmanship our athletic teams have shown thus far. I am proud to be a member of the Edgewood ISD family, and especially proud to wear the “M” for Memorial and the “Rocket” for Kennedy as they represent us in this UIL district. It has been tough, but all our athletes and coaches have shown strength, character and dignity. Thank you for a terrific fall season. We love you all!
We would like to congratulate the fine arts department and the high school bands for a fantastic marching season. It is thrilling to see so many students actively participating in extracurricular activities in Edgewood.
As we move into the holiday season, let us not lose sight of the critical events coming up before the break. Some of our high school students will be taking STAAR End of Course exams on December 1-5. These exams include English I and II, Algebra I, Biology and U.S. History. This is an important opportunity for students who need to retest in these areas. Let’s face it, sometimes when a student is not successful on the STAAR exam, they might become discouraged. It is everyone’s duty to inspire and encourage all students to try again. The key is to BELIEVE in them. They must BELIEVE they can do it. Send that message out to all students. WE BELIEVE YOU CAN DO THIS! Parents, encourage your students to retest. Show them how you BELIEVE in them. Bring them to school on December 1 through 5. We will certainly do all we can to support and show how we BELIEVE in your children. Together, we can help all students succeed.
Edgewood ISD hopes everyone has a wonderful holiday season. We have so much to be thankful for! We will continue all efforts in providing a World Class Education for all! May everyone feel the blessings of this season!