Wakonda school celebrates American Education Week

Wakonda school celebrates American Education Week by Ashley Anderson November 14-20 will mark the 83rd annual observance of American Education Week � a time for celebrating the American dream of our public schools and the relationships between teachers, students, and parents.

The theme of this year's celebration, "Celebrating the American Dream" reflects our nation's commitment to all students. We know the time crunch parents, students, and teachers face every day. In part, we celebrate the many unsung efforts and interactions that take place between children, parents, and teachers. If the partnerships between teachers and parents are strong, children's chances of success skyrocket.

Today's teachers do more than teach basic skills. They nurture and inspire children despite the obstacles. They help students learn essential skills not always measured in testing, such as critical thinking, conflict resolution, cooperation, and problem solving, which helps students throughout life.

We can be proud of the job teachers here in Wakonda are doing. Our students are proof that we are making a difference in their lives and that No Child is Left Behind. We want to thank the community and parents for all the support they have given us throughout the past year. Together we can continue to inspire our children to succeed.

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