Hopefully by now you’ve seen an invitation to our annual State of the Schools event scheduled for Thursday, February 2nd at 7:00 P.M. at Worthington Kilbourne High School. This event is designed to showcase some of our students and to provide you with an overview of the successes and challenges of the school district.
Likely, if you’re like me, you saw some information about the State of the Schools and it piqued your interest. You may have even checked the date on your calendar to see if that date is open. Then you discovered that one child has gymnastics practice, another child has a basketball game and you remembered that in February it will be both dark and cold at 7:00 P.M. and you didn’t give another thought to attending the event.
Listen, if that describes you, or if you didn’t even consider attending, you’re making a mistake. Seriously, big, big mistake. This night is going to be awesome! All of your friends will be there (they just don’t know it yet and thus haven’t texted you about it) and you don’t want to be the only one who didn’t check-in on Facebook from WKHS. Similarly, each school principal and all of our district leadership will be there. Did I mention there will be cookies. That’s right., free cookies! Now you have to attend. Sure you could watch the live stream or the Facebook Live feed, but some things you need to experience in person and in community with others.
In all seriousness, you will read about our schools in the newspaper. You’ll read about kids today in many publications. If you come to the State of the Schools you’ll see some of the amazingly talented students who are growing-up right here in our community. You’ll hear stories of other students and those stories will leave you thankful for our kids today. You’ll be motivated to engage with the schools to help make a positive difference in the lives of all kids. Finally, you’ll leave better informed about what’s going well and where the district will be challenged in the coming year.
Your public school district matters to your community. We want to engage with you to make sure Worthington Schools is a great place for kids today, tomorrow and into the future. Please invest 75 minutes of your time to attend our State of the Schools at 7:00 P.M. Thursday, February 2nd at Worthington Kilbourne High School. We’ll have cookies!
- Trent Bowers, Superintendent