by Carole Copeland Thomas, MBA, CDMP
Carole's Granddaughter Julianna on Her First Day in
Kindergarten in 2013
Now is the perfect time to wish that young school girl or boy the very best as they start a new school year. Across the country students are ending their vacations and heading back to the classroom. Some schools, like those in the Atlanta area or parts of Nebraska have already started their new term. Other school districts in Connecticut, Massachusetts and elsewhere will be starting soon.
In addition, colleges and graduate programs have freshman/first year students either moving into their dorm rooms or apartments or will be doing so shortly.
So now is the time to encourage our young people to do their very best this new academic year. Have a word of prayer with them or give them a card filled with encouraging words. If you can (but it’s not necessary) give them some pocket change to kick off their new term.
Most importantly, just share your support with them and let them know that you care about their academic success. An encouraging word from adults in the community can go a long way.
May this year begin a new blank canvas of academic success and achievement throughout our society and throughout the world. Our young people deserve it!
By Carole Copeland Thomas
Every school year provides a fresh start for EVERY student. In essence, every student starts with an A. Carole explains why embracing education and the start of a new school year is the gift to EVERY student each year. The trick is to maximize the school year so that the A can be preserved through the end of the year.
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