Dear Morgan County Schools Partner:
The first semester of the current school year is complete. I trust that you and your family enjoyed a wonderful holiday season.
As the first semester came to a close, I was pleased to look back on the first half of our school year and reflect on the levels of success our students achieved. I am proud to say that the investment our system has made implementing 7 Habits principles into our classrooms has forever changed the culture of Morgan County Schools. Our students are leaders: in the classroom, in our communities, and in our homes. Not only do our students take ownership and responsibility for their individual decisions and pathways to success, our students encourage one other to aim for the highest standards in every area of their school career. It excites me to see the personal growth our students are experiencing in relation to leadership and service. These most important character traits were very evident through the student leadership at our State of the County Schools Address on November 21, 2013.
The State of the County Schools address, hosted annually by the Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce, is a wonderful opportunity for Morgan County Schools to brief our local leaders and business community on the current state of our system. Morgan County Schools was well represented at the address by student leaders who served as greeters and presenters. It was my privilege and honor to see our students act with poise and confidence as they addressed members of our local Legislative Delegation, our County Commission, our local Chamber of Commerce and our local business leaders. Those in attendance at the State of the County Schools address witnessed the results of our system’s investment into 7 Habits principles: student leaders who are ready, willing and eager to lead both in their schools and in their communities.
I challenged those in attendance at the address to join with our system in advancing the culture of student leadership by finding ways they can make a positive difference in the life of a young person, and I challenge each of you to do the same. The continued partnership of our system and our stakeholders is paramount to the continued success of our students. I appreciate the partnership that we share with each of you, and ask that you remember that when it comes to securing the success of our students, “We’re All in This Together”!
Bill W. Hopkins, Jr., Superintendent