Dear Raider Family,
I would like to take a moment prior to the beginning of the hectic nature of the Thanksgiving Holiday to express my sincere thanks to you all and to recognize all for which we should be thankful, not only during Thanksgiving, but all year long.
My second year as
Superintendent has been an incredibly busy one. I am very proud of all the work
we have accomplished, thankful for the support of our students, families, community,
and RCS family, and excited about the work that we have ahead of us.
In viewing and hearing world
and national news each day, it almost seems as though negativity overshadows positivity.
However, I continue to be thankful. Out of dark times, light emerges and, from
that, so does positivity and hope. I implore you to focus on the positive and
use the negativity as an opportunity to improve any present situation. We are
in the midst of what should be the most joyous season of the year. For some,
this can also be a difficult time and we must work to support our fellow
citizens for whom holidays symbolize loss and despair. Celebrate your families
and friends and gather together to give thanks, to see the joy, to experience
the wonder that is this special time of year. There is a sense of clarity; an
excitement; a fresh, new beginning awaiting us and we can be thankful for that.
I remain thankful. I am
thankful for each of you. I remain constantly #reynproud. I remain
optimistic and will welcome the holiday season and the New Year with a renewed sense
of perspective and willingness. I hope that we can always learn from our
experiences and learn to overcome whatever comes our way. As a community, as a
family, I am confident that we will work together to find the joy.
I wish a Happy Thanksgiving
to everyone! Thank you for all that you do every day!
Melvin J. Brown
Reynoldsburg City Schools
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