Missile Message

Updates for April 20 - 25, 2015


As you may be aware Martha Lane Collins High School student Keaton McMurray lost his battle with cancer this weekend. I did not know Keaton but I know his Titan family and the Shelby County community rallied around him. I have heard the stories of the lives he has touched. His family and friends will need our thoughts and prayers in the coming days. Please keep them close to your heart.

Martin's Musings

Why do you teach? I know why I do. It is my in my heart; it is my passion. I want to touch the lives of children. I want to ignite the kindling for learning so children are driven to succeed, to become a life long learners. I love seeing the light bulbs go off. To this day I remember the first child I taught to read. It was my second year of teaching and this child was a second grader. Yes, he was in his 3rd year of school before that lightbulb went off. It was an amazing feeling. I can remember my teachers who did just that for me; they touched my life and left me inspired, I knew they believed in me.

As we move closer to the end of the year I want you to remember that. Remember why you teach. Remember to finish strong. We have curriculum left to cover, MAP and KPREP testing to complete. But bigger than that we have children setting in front of us who need to know that you believe in them, that you want to see them succeed and become life long learners. Finish strong with them.