Education is about what's possible in the increments of time between now and the future. Learning builds on knowledge and skills we have acquired through prior discovery, discussion, and practice. Learning with purpose is what guides us towards our future pathways.
In MUSD there are students who have discovered how to advocate for themselves and others such as 8th grader Nia who has firmly established herself as a leader in environmental science with CliMatters. High school students Annabelle and Jaina collaborated with their teachers on the Milpitas Elementary Science Olympiad to assure our students are exposed to the joy of innovation through scientific practice. Aditi, a 4th grade student, published her book for younger students about life lessons, Dino Morals. Charu, a student in our MUSD Middle College High School, presented her project to the teachers at Weller where she shared with them how much more meaningful learning is when students feel represented in what they study.
Charmaine seized the opportunity of attending an in person learning lab last year where her teachers wove a tapestry of community with she and her peers at the center. From there Charmaine forged a new pathway which will lead her to a career in sports psychology where she will do the same for her patients. Jubilation in education is when our learners see themselves as capable individuals who matter in our world.
There are times when learning is easy, and others when it comes through productive struggle. All of us are learners, and we have braved through tremendous change and at times, heartache. As a community of learners in MUSD, we value diverse thought, cultures, and experiences. We've learned that we make things possible through ingenuity and compassion for one another.
As we cheer on our graduates towards making extraordinary possibilities a part of their futures, let's also remember that it is both our own purpose and theirs that brings our Culture of We to life.
We thrived through this year together MUSD!