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Start of a New School Year: Second Chances

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.  Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”

–Margaret Mead

What I especially love about the start of a new school year is the opportunity it affords everyone to have a “second chance.”  No matter what last year held, this is a new year, a time to enter different classrooms, face different teachers, master a different schedule, and a second chance at redefining who you are.  What a time of hope and possibility!  The school buildings are shiny and clean.  The rooms hold new bulletin boards with fresh lettering and bright sayings that beckon one into the learning environment.  The school staff is ready with new units and new ideas to present.  The students enter with new supplies and a new hope of what lies ahead.  I love second chances!  I love to see how I can make things better than the year before, what new ideas can be implemented, what learning can we all enter into during the school year!  The new school year signals the end of summer, but it also signals a new year – one filled with second chances and a hope for new learning and adventures!  Enjoy redefining your school life! Make the most of your “second chance” and enjoy the journey of a new school year!

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