It is easy for us to think about and complain about all of the things in our world that are not going well. High inflation, high gas prices, high food prices, COVID, the Flu, and RSV are a few that come to mind. And yes, those issues are real and are affecting most of us in one way or another. But, during this season of Thanksgiving, I challenge us to think about all of the good things we still have. Count your blessings, name them one by one and you will see that your blessings far outweigh all of the other challenges we are facing. I am thankful that I am still here! And I am thankful you are still here too! I am grateful for all of our teachers, support staff, technology staff, administrators, nurses, cafeteria workers, custodians, bus drivers, maintenance workers, and central office staff. Thank you for what you do everyday to support our students. I see and feel the passion and love you have for our students. We are blessed in so many ways here at Lackland ISD and I am grateful to be a part of this organization.
I am also grateful for our families and the men and women of the Armed Services who serve and protect our country each day. Every day, they trust us with the safety and education of their precious children, and we should never take that charge lightly, because it is a call like no other.
I want to wish each of you a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and friends. Please stay safe and continue to protect yourselves as you rest and enjoy a well-deserved break. We hope to see everyone back on Monday, November 28th.
Dr. Burnie L. Roper
Superintendent of Schools
- Lackland Elementary