Bill Newby

Message from GLS District 36

Superintendent of Schools
Dr. William Newby

March 1, 2024

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

As we enter the month of March, we are greeted by the age-old adage that it "comes in like a lion and out like a lamb." This saying holds a special significance for us as we navigate through the changing seasons and educational endeavors.

March often begins with the lingering chill of winter, reminiscent of the fierce roar of a lion. It presents us with challenges and opportunities to face head-on, just like the brave lion leading its pride. In our classrooms, we encounter academic hurdles, testing, social dynamics, and personal growth journeys that may seem daunting at first, but with determination and resilience, we can conquer them all.

Yet, as the days progress and the warmth of spring slowly envelops us, we witness the transformation from lion to lamb. The once fierce winds of March give way to gentler breezes, symbolizing a time of renewal and tranquility. Similarly, in our school community, we see the fruits of our labor as students blossom academically, socially, and emotionally. It is a time for celebration, reflection, and appreciation for the progress we've made together as March ends with Spring break.

As we embark on this journey through March, let us embrace both the lion and the lamb within us. Let us face challenges with courage and determination, knowing that they are opportunities for growth. And let us welcome moments of peace and reflection with gratitude, recognizing the progress we've achieved.

Together, as a resilient school community, we can weather any storm and bask in the warmth of our collective success.

Wishing you all a March filled with bravery, growth, and the gentle spirit of the lamb.

Warm regards,

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