Message from the Rockwood Superintendent:
Now that we have the school year well underway, I’ve enjoyed getting back to connecting with students, staff and families, especially during my school and event visits.
Our Rockwood community works hard to make our schools great places for students. Yet, we should always acknowledge a desire to be even better... and we can be better.
I’ve called for a collective effort from all our students, adults and community members to help make our schools the best possible places where all can thrive, especially our students. I’ve asked our schools to work tirelessly as we move forward, to make sure every child can identify at least one adult champion in his or her school life.
Champions extend a hand. They connect with children to encourage them to be their best selves. They are trusted adults who go the extra mile to build relationships with students so they can learn and grow. Champions are advocates and confidants who make a school day a little brighter regardless of any circumstance.
We face challenges every day in our lives. Sometimes, those challenges can be more than overwhelming. Schools need to be places of comfort and refuge. They need to be places where champions inspire students to do their very best. I'm quite certain there have been children who may have had champions, yet never made a real connection. This is why we need to step up our efforts to make sure every child makes this connection.
Please reflect on these thoughts, and join me in this effort to make our schools the very best places for everyone to thrive. I wish you all the best year yet.
Very sincerely, Eric
Dr. Eric D. Knost
Rockwood School District