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The eclipse at the end of August created an opportunity for our students and community to share a sense of wonder about our universe.
Many of our students and teachers seized this teachable moment to capture the science behind it, as well as ancient cultural beliefs about the sun and moon. This provided our students with an opportunity to delve deeper into how culture and experience filters our perspectives about the world around us. In a similar way, the current events of this first part of September cast their own shadow over our daily interactions and thoughts about our place in the world.
Many of our students and staff have family and close friends who have been impacted by the natural disasters of the earthquake in Mexico, and the hurricanes and flooding in Texas, India, Puerto Rico, the Caribbean, and now Florida.
The President’s announcement that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) may come to an end in six months, unless there is new legislation enacted by our Congress, greatly impacts many of our MUSD graduates as well as the older siblings of our current students. DACA provides our students ages 16+ and our graduates with the ability to gain work visas so that they can live out our MUSD vision, that they are productive contributors to their communities. There is a great deal of uncertainty that our students, staff and their families are grappling with, and I want each to know our MUSD Family is here for all.
As I remember September 11, 2001 today, I am hopeful that the acts of kindness and love following that devastating event in our history will permeate our work with each other and for our students. It is important that we cultivate our Culture of We, recognizing that our family connections to those impacted by the uncertainty of recent events adds stress to our ability to work and learn at our best. One person who embodied a Culture of We is our 2015 MHS graduate, Alyssa Almogela who passed away last month; many in our community talked about the love she showed for all, particularly those who were suffering. In her memory as well as those who died on 9-11, let us support one another through these difficult times with caring hearts so that our students are inspired and empowered to be role-models for the world.