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Letter to the Editor - Reader encourages involvement
Houston County Courier - September 2008
Hurricane season is finally diminishing, and re-building has begun.
All our local schools have resumed classes, and we’re re-defining “back to normal.”
As our teachers and students return to priorities, we parents, grandparents, and other caring adults should ponder our own roles in supporting the learning process.
Many of the greatest needs in our community are those of a number of public school students who lack the home support system necessary for academic success.
If you are an adult who loves learning, consider how to become part of the solution for students who need encouragement.
Crockett’s public schools have a conspicuous lack of volunteers, in stark contrast to our local hospital, fine arts association, museums, and other venues in this county in which volunteers make significant differences.
There must certainly be adults in Houston County who need new worthwhile challenges as much as our students need them! One hour a week of sharing one’s smile and heart with lovable, energetic students can change the world.
Our public school campuses are more handsome, upbeat environments than ever before, and our leadership and faculties are caring, deeply committed people.
As a parent and occasional substitute teacher, I’ve had my eyes and ears full of enormous needs in recent years, and I know that there are many wonderful people in Houston County who could plug in and become a significant help to a child. If you are a person of faith, please pray for these students who need a life boost.
Each school campus has leadership who welcome volunteers, with the understanding that they may be asked to submit to a criminal background check for the protection of the students.
Whatever your own strengths and personality, there are volunteer tasks you can provide that will benefit our schools.