There are so many reasons to love the Christmas season. It gives us a chance break free from our routines, to come together, to connect with the people around us on a human level, and – hopefully – to really listen to what these people have to say.
Everyone has a story. The beginning teacher who is still trying to figure out who they are, what it all means, and what they need to do; the veteran teacher who is in it for the long haul, trying to maintain their energy and enthusiasm while adjusting to new students, new technologies, and new expectations. The parent who drops off their child at school with a hope and a prayer, trusting us to care for their child as if he/she was our own; the student who just wants to be noticed, to be valued, and who just wants a chance to do something special with their life. The board member who dedicates countless hours to community service, accepting the weight of responsibility and making the tough decisions; the volunteer who hears an inner call to duty and answers with their spare time and quite often with their own money. The manager, or secretary, or technician, or worker who somehow balances the daily demands of their job with the pressing needs of their family.
Everyone has a story. On a human level, and in an ultimate sense, each one of these stories is important, so important that it transcends our human understanding. We are surrounded by stories of hope, commitment, sacrifice, struggle, and courage. If we want to be inspired, we only have to connect, and listen.
I wish for everyone the best gifts of this holiday season: PEACE, HEALTH, LOVE, and HOPE. May you have a blessed New Year, and enjoy the best in 2014.
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DISTRICT AND DHS TO MAKE CHANGES IN CAMPUS ACCESS
Effective on December 20, 2013, the District Office and Delano High School will make minor adjustments relating to campus access. The interior District Office parking lot will be available for use by District Office staff and District employees who are visiting the District Office. Public parking for District Office visitors remains available in the parking lot on Norwalk Street.
The exterior rolling gates on the DHS campus - off of Cecil Avenue and Norwalk Street - will have locks changed in order to restrict access to administrative, security, and selected operations personnel. The interior rolling gates on the DHS campus - adjacent to Gene Beck Stadium and the Agriculture Building - will continue to be closed during school hours. Public parking for DHS visitors remains available in the parking lot on Cecil Avenue, and there is ample parking for staff and students in the parking lots located off of Cecil Avenue, Norwalk Street, and Princeton Street.
At the Delano Joint Union High School District, students will attain daily academic success through superior sequential standards based instruction.
Each DJUHSD professional learning community family team member is personally committed to creating a positive culture of collaboration that promotes teaching and learning, a safe school environment, and comparable resources for all students.
TEACHING AND LEARNING: To collaboratively support quality research-based instructional practices and analyze student outcomes using formative and summative assessments to advance student learning.
ENRICHMENT: To provide enrichment opportunities that promote academic, social, and emotional development.
ACHIEVEMENT: To promote superior academic results, the DJUHSD Board of Trustees, administrators, teachers, support staff, parents, and students will foster, recognize, and celebrate learning.
MODEL: To effectively model our mission and vision, every team member will exemplify -
The Delano Joint Union High School District is committed to equal opportunity for all individuals in education. School programs and activities shall be free from discrimination based on gender, sex, race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation or the perception of one or more of such characteristics.