As members of Dixon Unified School District’s Governing Board, we rotate the honor of being President – this year it’s my turn. As a board we’re been working on ways to increase and improve communication and I thought I’d use the presidential platform to showcase some recent DUSD highlights and achievements.
If you have or have been around school-aged children in Dixon, you know that Dixon is second to none in its recognition of excellence and in its creativity when it comes to the end of the year activities. Board members attended many year-end events and this year I was fortunate enough to help honor 40 DHS Distinguished Scholars (students who earned a 4.0 or higher each year of high school) and their Esteemed Educators, cheer for our hardworking teachers and classified staff as they celebrated milestones and retirements, watch gladiator bouts and catapult launches at the Anderson Elementary Roman Days, listen to the speeches of the promoting sixth graders at Gretchen Higgins, individually congratulate the members of the Maine Prairie class of 2015 and hand out diplomas at the Dixon High School graduation ceremony. The school and community pride at each of these events was palpable.