What are you thankful for?
As we approach the holiday season, I wanted to ask all of you to stop and reflect on those things that you are thankful for in your life.
I believe that it is important that we take time to reflect on those things in our lives that bring us joy and happiness.
I would like to share my list with you and would love to hear from you regarding your list.
Number 1: Faith and Family – I am sincerely thankful for the love and support that I receive from my faith and family. I have been blessed in so many ways and I count my blessings daily.
Number 2: Students – We have great students at Sharpsville Area School District! I am impressed on a daily basis with the care and consideration that our students demonstrate for themselves and for others. Whether in in the classroom, the arts or on the athletic field, our students try their best and make us proud.
Number 3: Faculty and Staff – I am thankful that we have teachers, custodians, instructional aides, nurses, coaches, guidance counselors, secretaries, cafeteria workers, and maintenance workers that care about their school. They come to work every day in order to provide the best educational instruction, facilities and support to help every student be successful. They are truly fantastic people who spend their lives providing public services to the Sharpsville community.
Number 4: School Board – These nine people dedicate a tremendous amount of their time and energy to make difficult decisions that impact our school district. They are nine different personalities that work together to provide the best educational program, while monitoring the impact on the budget. Believe me when I tell you, they truly care about students, our staff and the community.
Number 5: Central Office Staff – Mrs. Baker, Mrs. Cheney, Mrs. Dunlap and Mrs. Roberts do an excellent job in working with all of the schools, our community, businesses, and vendors for the best interest of our students. They are the backbone of the district.
Number 6: Principals – Mr. Dieter, Mr. Vannoy and Mr. Dadich are not only excellent educational leaders, but are timeless advocates for their students. They take great pride in the accomplishments of “their” students and ensure that each building is a safe, secure and nurturing environment. We are very fortunate to have educational leaders of their caliber.
Number 7: Community – I am thankful for a community that is filled with a sense of pride regarding their school district. “We are Sharpsville” can be heard resounding at the Elementary School from our first graders all the way to the stands at the District X Championship. Thank you for demanding excellence and supporting our school community. You are a valuable asset and we greatly appreciate your support.
I wish you and your family the best in the Holiday Season!
Yours in Sharpsville Pride,
Dr. Brad Ferko
Superintendent of Schools