OPS Recognizes Community Partners at Opening Day
Owensboro Public Schools’ theme for Opening Day (day where all staff meets before first day of school) on Tuesday, Aug. 9 at 10 a.m. at the Owensboro High School north gym was “Why We Come to Work Every Day.” In light of how heartbreaking the last few months in our country have been, OPS recognized the efforts of some of community partners who OPS works with every day like the Owensboro Police Department, NAACP, Human Relations Commission and the Neblett Center.
“OPD, the NAACP, Human Relations Commission and Neblett Center work extremely hard together to serve and protect the rights of our students and staff. We are not without our problems, but for the most part, we are fortunate to not see the things we are witnessing around the country,” said Dr. Nick Brake, OPS Superintendent.
At Opening Day, all staff members celebrated the start of school with performances from OPS Fine Arts students, found out who won Foundation For Excellence grants and watched a couple videos of teachers and community partners explain why they come to work every day. Before showing the second half of the Opening Day video, OPS recognized community partners.
“I cannot think of a better way to start the school year than to celebrate our diversity, partnerships and all things that make OPS a special place to work and to attend school,” said Brake.
Superintendent Dr. Nick Brake wrapped up the ceremony addressing the staff about progress and what the district’s goals are for the upcoming year.
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