With the recent announcement of the school-related employee of the month, the spotlight is shining once again on the many adults who make it their career to help children.
And while I congratulate Annmarie Sperger from Hidden Oaks Middle School, I want to take a moment to let everyone know that there are a lot of opportunities for the parents to learn more about the best ways to help their children.
On April 2, a common core workshop for the school board is taking place at the Stuart Middle School cafeteria at 7 p.m.
The workshop will include an explanation of the common core standards, the standards the teachers will be expected to teach be in the coming years. There will also be details of how this shift in teaching will help to prepare your children for college and career readiness. There will even be examples of how the classroom instruction will change.
It's one thing for the school district to explain the changes to its employees, the teachers and administrators who will have to learn and implement the changes over the coming years.
It's another thing entirely to want to make sure the parents in Martin County understand what's going on so they can be a part of the process.
This is just another example of why this school district has been given an "A" rating for more than a decade. They realize they can't do it alone.
And it also shows the strength of the parents in the community, and how strongly they want to be a part of the process of educating their child.
This should be an informative event for everyone in the community.
Also, the Martin County Tax Collector wanted to remind everyone that March 31 is the last day to pay property taxes for the 2012 tax roll. Because that date falls on the weekend, the deadline will be extended to Monday, April 1. On April 2, all unpaid accounts are required by law to be assessed penalties. So take a moment and double check to make sure you are paid up.
Have a good weekend and drive safe, everyone!
Dawn Krebs is the associate managing editor of Hometown News and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.