Hello new school year!

Dear Editor:

Hello new school year! Even before school let out in June preparations for the new school year began. Schedules, teacher assignments, book orders, room cleaning and painting, etc., made the lazy days of summer a little busier. Although students are not always in attendance school operates on an all year schedule. A student’s education is always in the forefront with curriculum changes, safety issues, transportation and, of course, the budget.

Albert Einstein once said, “It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” This is so true, however, the student also has the responsibility of listening and fulfilling the assignments. New beginnings are energizing. Believing and trusting in oneself is key. It can be done through perseverance and tolerance.

It brings such great pleasure to see the enthusiasm on the students’ faces that first day of school. New clothes, back pack, lunch box and a renewed hope in their hearts for a happy, safe and successful 2012-13 school year brings a tear to your eye. These students are our hope for the future. Hopefully, united in our efforts on their behalf, we can help them attain their American Dream. Albert Camus once said, “Real generosity towards the future consists in giving all to the present.”

Marlene Jeziorski
Oak Lawn