Supt. Hausmann Parent Update 12/17/18

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Dear Parents/Guardians:


As we approach the end of 2018, I must share with you the joy your children have brought me during  my first semester with the Bay Village Schools. The magic for me has been watching their pure exuberance as they work together.
 
The most obvious examples are the many wonderful public performances we can all enjoy. Whether part of an athletic team, an instrumental group or a choir, each individual clearly does his or her best to perform. Then they learn that by playing their own roles and supporting others, they become something bigger than themselves.
 
I see this cooperation in classrooms as students work in small groups. I see collaboration in clubs as students band together to achieve a big goal, often one of helping those less fortunate. I experience the synergy that happens when I interview a group of students for one of my podcasts and watch them build these conversations by supporting and elaborating on what others in the group relate.
 
Yesterday, I was honored to play a role in a Bay High orchestra concert. Honored, but humbled! Those young musicians demonstrate such talent and skill, reading their music, following their director, and carefully listening to the tempo and melodies performed by others. On top of that, they were patient with me. Sophomore Thomas Beckwith tutored me in my small part (playing a piece on my iPhone), and Director Carrie Singler broke down the skills needed for this non-reader of music to succeed. What a treat for me to be part of a high-quality orchestra for one music selection!
 
Our children are reflections of a community that cares. Neighbors who help each other. Teachers who step in with an encouraging word. Principals who know each student’s name. Staff members who make sure children are taken care of in so many ways.
 
But most of all, these children are a reflection of you. Mothers, fathers, grandparents, faith leaders and others in our community who provide the guidance and opportunities that insure our children thrive in the Bay Village Schools.
 
I thank you all for welcoming me and my family to Bay Village, a community that truly cares. And I wish you a wonderful holiday season and a very happy new year!

Best,

Mrs. Hausmann
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