Teacher Appreciation Week is being celebrated throughout the Olympia School District Monday, May 6 through Friday, May 10.
Superintendent Patrick Murphy read a proclamation at the April 22 school board meeting designating the week as Teacher Appreciation Week. Murphy presented a copy of the proclamation to Olympia Education Association President Adam Brickell, who accepted it on behalf of teachers throughout the district.
The proclamation states in part that teachers serve in partnership with parents to ensure the appropriate education for all children; provide opportunities for students to develop basic skills for success in life and work, connect with the world around them, and experience the realization of high expectations and the fulfillment of steps toward achievable goals; and inspire students to think strategically and to integrate experience and knowledge to form reasoned judgments.
Copies of the proclamation will be posted in schools and support buildings throughout the district the week of May 6-10.