Bill Newby

Message from GLS District 36

Superintendent of Schools
Dr. William Newby

May 5, 2018

Dear Grass Lake District #36 Students, Parents, Staff, and Community,

Do more than is required. What is the distance between someone who achieves their goals consistently and those who spend their lives and careers merely following? The extra mile.

Gary Ryan Blair

May is one of the busiest months of the school year.  We have multiple field trips, swimming at the YMCA, track meets, NWEA MAP testing, the Eighth grade class trip to Chicago, the graduation dance, spring sports banquet, an all school assembly and the Class of 2018 graduation on May 31, 2018.

It is easy to get overwhelmed by the pace of the day and the stressors associated with navigating the obstacles in our path.  In light of this pressure it would be easy to take the foot off the gas and coast to the end.  However, I would challenge you to take a moment to take stock of where you are, what you have accomplished and plan for how to finish strong.  This is a simple example of how going the extra mile each and every day provides a cumulative effect that results in achieving higher goals and greater personal satisfaction.

So, enjoy the warmer temperatures, revel in the accomplishments of our children, and encourage them to go the extra mile in all they do.

William Newby Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
Grass Lake District # 36