The first is from a North Oakview teacher. She references the great support provided by Darryl, the head custodian at North. I was unable to download the picture. The second is a parent email to East Oakview principal Andy Scogg.
“When you first look at this, all you probably see is a hot pink pencil sharpener….awesome, I know! But the story behind it is too great to not share.
The other day I shared with Darryl that my sharpener was broken. My students have taped it together the best they could to make it somewhat usable. Darryl and I talked and laughed about this clever thinking. Darryl quickly said he’d try to fix it. The next morning I came back to school and saw a note…the sharpener couldn’t be fixed, so he ordered a new one. WOW!!! As hard as he works, how did he find/make the time???
I was so appreciative of this, as I am everyday when I see Darryl so kindly and with such compassion, interacting with my kids, as well as taking time to connect with so many of the staff. But, it didn’t stop there…I had a dream that I shared with Darryl…I dreamt that the sharpener he ordered came in and it was hot pink! It was so cool!!! We laughed about this silly dream. And then, the next morning, it happened…I had a hot pink pencil sharpener!!! My students knew the story of my dream, as did my own kids. We ALL got such a laugh out of this!!!
Darryl listens when we tell him stories, when we ask for something; he’s willing to see if he can do it himself for us and if, he figures out how to make it happen. He is such a special person. I just wanted to share this because it absolutely made my day!!”
Meanwhile Back at East Oakview……..
The moment that most amazed me about what kind of Principal you were going to be was on his third day of school when I dropped him off and he was in tears. I told his bigger brother Jake to take his hand and bring him to the Kindergarten playground. As my heart was breaking because he was in tears, I watched the boys walk away from the drop off lot. What absolutely made me realize what a great year this was going to be was when you were talking to a teacher at the drop off area and you saw Zak out of the corner of your eye, you immediately stopped your conversation and took the time to acknowledge him and talk to him (even at his eye level). I don’t know if you realize the impact this had on him (and myself as well), but you became the person he wants to see every morning when I drop him off.
For this simple act of kindness, I sincerely thank you! I am excited for the upcoming year to get to know you and all you have to offer East Oakview. I have to admit, we really liked Mr. K and do miss him, but you have impacted us in such a wonderful way and we are enjoying all you are bringing to East Oakview. As my boys have told me, “Mr. Scogg is so cool! He plays with us at recess.” So, thank you and welcome to East Oakview, we look forward to a wonderful year.
- 1,200+ student and teacher devices purchased and installed. Replaced all desktop PC’s in labs.
- 300 interactive projectors installed.
- 63 network switches installed.
- 194 wireless access points installed.
- 40+ miles of cabling run in buildings – 27 miles just in the high school.
“We believe that people working together toward common goals can accomplish anything.”
Sincerely and With Great Respect,
Mike Paskewicz, Superintendent