What a difference a year makes!
Recently on the "Memories" function on Facebook, I was reminded of what seems like a lifetime ago where we experienced our 15 minutes of internet fame with a silly little snow day sing a long in the midst of a January where we saw seven (7!) snow days in that month alone. In fact, we didn't have a full week of school until mid February following winter break. We went on to have twelve snow days last year, and we were far from the worst in the state. Indeed some districts had more than 20 before the year was out.
While I know this tame winter has our winter sports enthusiasts a little bummed, I'm grateful that we've been able to keep school in session. It's always our goal to do so of course. But safety has and will always come first.
In the meantime, school continues to go on with students and staff working hard to start off the new semester on the right foot. The business of school continues to go on as well as our legislature and governor prepare budget proposals and discussions. Because our budget is largely determined by the state, we monitor these developments with great interest. While we still don't yet know what will happen in Lansing, the Governor's "State of the State" address provided some clues as to her priorities. Over the next month or so, we fully expect to hear more as our state leadership hopefully comes to some swift and necessary compromise to fully fund schools and other priorities in the upcoming year.
If you're looking for ways to beat the winter blues, I encourage you to come on out and support your Benzie Central Huskies in some way. We have lots going on this time of year. We have athletic teams out there competing, fine arts programs in the midst of creating and performing, and lots of other ongoing activities to support the academic and non-academic needs of our kids. For more information on what's happening, please check out our calendar here.