The month of February is filled with many celebrations and in Goose Creek CISD, celebrating is what we do!
Our campuses recognized Black History Month through various programs district wide. Dr. Carter G. Woodson is known as the “Father of Black History.” He is most known as the originator of Negro History Week, which he created in February 1926, which later expanded to Black History Month. We celebrate the accomplishments of not only the African American community world-wide, but in our district as well. Victoria Walker, Edward Franklin “E.F.” Green, and the quarterback coach of the Philadelphia Eagles, Brian Johnson, are just a few notable African Americans that are a part of our GCCISD history.
We also recognize Career & Technical Education Month in February. Our district’s CTE department, led by Director Roxanne Wyatt, provides students with opportunities to explore career fields that will ensure they have a fulfilling and prosperous future. By the time a student reaches the eighth grade, we want them to have a vision for their future. Our CTE programs on our traditional campuses offer a world of rigorous and relevant programs that allow students a range of options for their future-including college and career options, while still participating in extracurricular activities if they so choose. This program continues to grow leaps and bounds and we couldn’t be prouder of what they do for our students.
February 6-10th was Pride in Foodservice Week. Our Nutrition Services department contains some of the hardest working individuals in our district. They prepare healthy and tasty meals for our students and staff during the school day, but they also provide meals to our students that they can take home to enjoy. We can’t thank them enough for all their hard work and love they put into every meal they serve.
We also celebrated our amazing counselors during National School Counseling Week, February 6-10th. We believe our counselors are the glue that holds this operation together at times. They wear many hats and provide a sense of calm and solace to any situation they may encounter. Their presence on our campuses, makes all the difference in the world for our students, staff members and community.
Being kind to, and having compassion for anyone you meet is so very important. Random Acts of Kindness Week, recognized during the second week of February, encouraged us to make small changes in our daily routines to be kind to others, but most importantly, ourselves. It’s easy to get bogged down by the troubles of the world, so when you can reflect on the goodness of the world, let it show by leaping into action!
Goose Creek family, I sincerely appreciate you and all that you contribute toward our district mission of developing the whole child, while we grow GIANTS! Having your support means the most to the more than 24,000 students and almost 4,000 employees we serve.
In just a few short weeks, our district will be closed for Spring Break. Please take this time to rest, relax, rejuvenate and enjoy time with family and friends, because you deserve it!
Dr. Randal O'Brien, Ed. D.
Superintendent of Schools