Messages from Superintendent Francois
June 17, 2013
Dear Northshore Families,
This week is always the most special and rewarding time of year for me. As an educator, graduation is always a reminder of the end goal of our collective efforts and an affirmation of the importance of our work. Our graduates leave us having received a world class education-ready and inspired to pursue the next opportunities and challenges in their lives-whether those are higher education, the military or direct entry into the workforce.
This week 1,507 students will graduate from Northshore schools. This class of 2013 is particularly significant for me because the youngest of my three children earned her high school diploma this week as well. Similar to thousands of parents and family members across our district, her mother and I are filled with pride, hope and unending optimism of the possibilities before her. Most of all, our wish is that she will be happy and fulfilled in whatever path her future holds. While we will continue to support and guide her as best we can, we also recognize that graduation marks a clear transition as she assumes much greater ownership and responsibility for her goals and dreams. So it is for all graduates.Congratulations to the class of 2013! Please join me in wishing them all success in their future endeavors. And to all who have played a part in making this day possible-parents, siblings, family members, teachers, friends, coaches, mentors-graduation is your accomplishment as well. Sometimes you may have pushed, other times pulled, and often times just listened. But know that for the graduate in your life, it made a world of difference.
Larry Francois, Superintendent