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February 11

Good evening, Pirates.

I love February! There are so many great things about this month that make it special. February is known as the month of love and we each have so much to be thankful for.

This week is National School Counseling Week. Our counselors at CISD do an outstanding job at connecting with our students both inside and out of the classroom. They dedicate their time to enhancing each students’ academic, career, and social and emotional development. We were able to celebrate our counselors over lunch to show a small token of our gratitude for each of them and all that they do for our students. If you would like to read more about our counselors, check out this story.

February marks the beginning of Black History Month, the annual celebration of African Americans and their contributions to our country. At CISD, we look forward to highlighting the achievements of Black Americans through culturally responsive teaching, learning, and activities in our schools all month long. Black History Month is one way we can welcome diversity in our schools. When we celebrate Black history accurately and respectfully, we ensure all our learners feel seen, valued and connected.

My heart is full of love for our community! I love the perseverance of our students and the dedication of our hard-working staff. I love the support of community members willing to volunteer and become substitute teachers and support staff to ensure our kids can keep learning.

My hope is that all of us can focus on love and kindness this February by spending quality time with the people who give us joy. Take time and focus on the things that are important in our lives—these memories are worth making.

With Pirate Pride,

Dr. Wendy Eldredge