There is a saying familiar to many that “it takes a whole village to raise a child”. In Education, this is the absolute truth. There are so many individuals and organizations that commit their daily efforts to contributing positively to strengthen public school education and most importantly, the lives of our children.
While I sincerely believe the efforts of these organizations and individuals are selfless, performed with the genuine interest in sincerely making a difference, I also believe that recognition for their work is necessary.
Later this week, my Public School Boards’ Association colleagues and I will be honouring a number of these worthy individuals and organizations at our Annual General Meeting. In recognizing these significant contributions, the Association is “celebrating that which is unique, valuable and attractive about Public School Education”.
For me personally, this is about “taking time to smell the roses”. I am so excited to applaud these award winners and hope you all take the time to as well.
Please join me in congratulating Cenovus Energy, Dr. Kristopher Wells, HOPE Mission, Dawn Sigumoto , Hawkins Media and South Peace News for their unwavering commitment and support for children and public school education!
MEDIA RELEASES FOR AWARD RECIPIENTS:
High Prairie School Division: Local Media Gives Voice to Public School Education
High Prairie School Division: Hawkins Media Connects School Division with Twenty-first Century Learners & Stakeholders
St. Albert Public Schools: Dr. Kris Wells Recipient of Provincial Award
Palliser Regional Schools: Sugimoto: A Voice for Public School Education
Medicine Hat School District No. 76: Cenovus Recognized for Significant Investmentin Youth Literacy
Wetaskiwin Regional Public Schools: Hope Mission Recognized for their Unwavering Support to Local Students
About Arlene: Arlene Hrynyk serves as the President of the Public School Boards' Association of Alberta. She is unwavering in her commitment to always put Children First and is guided by the words of Dr. Haley Simons who says, "children are worth our life's blood to fight for." Connect with Arlene on Twitter.