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Dear West Genesee Families,

This week there is much deserved attention to our staff. Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week and School Nurses Week provides a closer focus to those that care for our students; academically, physically, socially, emotionally, and holistically.

The dedication to that care goes beyond classrooms, offices, buildings, and community. These are selfless individuals that have answered a calling to embrace and lift up young people when they fall, when they wonder, when they succeed, and when they show growth.

This week has been filled with celebrations. A large group of West Genesee High School National Honor Society students met staff arriving in the morning with cheers, waving signs, and messages of thanks with chalk on the sidewalk. Our PTA and PTO members arranged lunches, provided treats, and creatively expressed gestures of appreciation. Staff meetings included recognition of years of service and the start of the celebration of retirees.

“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.”-Martin Luther King Jr.

“Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another.”- Gilbert K. Chesterton

We have an exceptional staff at West Genesee. The hours of effort leads to years of service and a lifetime impact on those they serve. I am personally honored to work alongside these individuals who do herculean work while shying away from spotlights and praise; but who are so deserving of all the thanks we can muster.

Please take the time to recognize our staff. They are fiercely dedicated to the next generation. Borrowing from the quote of Christa McAuliffe: “They touch the future.” Join me in thanks and appreciation for all they do!

Enjoy this E-Newsletter and see the many reasons to celebrate Wildcats!


David C. Bills, Superintendent of Schools