Family appreciates District 911’s support for education

Dear Editor:

As our youngest child prepares for Graduation with the Cambridge-Isanti High School Class of 2011, it seems an appropriate time to offer a public appreciation to all of those persons who played a role in his education, as well as that of his sister, Class of 2008.

It would take significant time and space to note each individual, but this letter will attempt to include as many as possible. First of all, thank you to every teacher, from pre-school through high school, who taught, encouraged and supported our children. This includes not just their homeroom teachers, but also those who were involved with what were once called “specials,” such as physical education, art, media, etc. Special appreciation goes to their middle school advisors, Mr. Kosel and Mrs. Berg, who for four years helped them manage the challenges of middle school.

The Class of 2011 was the first to “graduate” from the current Cambridge Middle School, thus allowing them the opportunity to enjoy a brand new building. Thanks goes out to the principals for the leadership they provided. Thank you also to those persons behind the scenes. You all contributed to the quality education our daughter and son received through the Cambridge-Isanti public schools and we are truly grateful for all you have done.

I also want to offer my thanks to our children’s friends, classmates and teammates, as well as their parents. What a great group of young people. You have supported one another and I hope you will maintain your friendships through the years. My husband and I have developed lasting relationships with some of the nicest people through times spent together watching games, concerts and other programs. Lastly, thank you to all those who are involved with the Dollars for Scholars Program. It was absolutely inspiring to again witness the generosity of our communities in providing scholarships to help students pursue their plans for a college education.

Again, thank you to everyone, some of whom I may have inadvertently missed, who works hard on behalf of the students of our district. It is with a sense of sadness that our personal involvement with our schools is coming to an end. I have wonderful memories of times spent within these schools with our children. Congratulations to the Class of 2011 and best wishes in the future.

Joyce Wallace