- The Enterprise
- The Recorder
Today, June 8, marks the end of the 2011-2012 school year for all the students in the St. Mary’s County public school system. It has been a very successful year because of the overwhelming support that has been provided to our students by our teachers, staff, parents, and community members. This support does not go unnoticed and it is greatly appreciated.
Our school system is thriving and more and more of our young people are benefitting from a world-class educational experience provided by the many dedicated teachers and staff of the St. Mary’s County public school system.
Last week, we awarded diplomas to 1,242 graduating seniors. This is a historical milestone because it is the highest number of students to ever graduate from our school system. This is magnificent and wonderful news. As you know, our primary mission is to ensure that every student is college and career ready as they become productive and contributing citizens in our community. Everything that we do and all decisions that are made place our children at the center of our thoughts.
I want to thank everyone for all that you have done to benefit our students during the 2011-2012 school year. Now, we must begin thinking about the upcoming school year. On Aug. 22, we will, once again, open the doors of our schools to the students of St. Mary’s County. The buses will run, the food will be served and the teachers will teach with energy, enthusiasm and hope.
As you think about this upcoming school year, know that we, as a school system, are committed to maintaining complete and unwavering support to our students, to our classroom and to our school system workforce. We must always remember that everything we do is about our children. Have a safe and wonderful summer.
Michael J. Martirano, Leonardtown
The writer is superintendent of St. Mary’s County public schools.