Bayshore Elementary School was presented with the American Flag by the family of Captain Matthew Shields. For many years, Mrs. Debbie Gonzalez’s first grade class has sent letters and cards to Captain Matthew Shields and other members of his unit. Captain Shields’ grandmother, Lauran Griffith (longtime Bayshore volunteer), presented a flag that was flown over Syria and Iraq in appreciation for the continuous support that the unit received.
PSLHS Color Guard honored Captain Shields’ family during a ceremony at Bayshore Elementary School.
Pictured (from left to right) is Kim Shields (mother of Captain Shields) PSLHS Color Guard, Lauran Griffith and James Griffith (veteran and grandfather of Captain Shields).
WHEREAS, public schools are the backbone of our democracy, providing young people with the tools they need to maintain our nation’s precious values of freedom, civility and equality; and
WHEREAS, education support professionals are an integral part of the education process; and
WHEREAS, education support professionals work tirelessly to serve our children and communities with care and professionalism; and
WHEREAS, on a daily basis, our education support professionals take great pride in using their numerous skills which are rooted in human relations, communications, verbal presentations, technical knowledge, use of resources and positive personality traits; and
WHEREAS, the educational support professionals in our school district are to be commended for the professional manner in which they perform their duties; they put forth effort, individually and collectively, to assure that our educational system will continue to have prosperity and success;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the School Board of St. Lucie County, Florida, does hereby recognize and proclaim November 18, 2015, as National Education Support Professionals Day and urges all employees and the entire community to join in this observance by expressing grateful appreciation to the education support professionals for their commitment and dedication to the school system.
WHEREAS, the educational system within the United States of America and State of Florida is a vital part of society, providing education for young and old alike; and
WHEREAS, at the heart of the educational system are educators who are devoted to sharing their knowledge and experience with their students; and
WHEREAS, in St. Lucie County, there are many retired educators who have spent most of their lives giving of themselves to all children, having demonstrated an ability to meet new challenges with enthusiasm; and
WHEREAS, during their years of dedicated service, they have earned the admiration and respect of students, parents, friends and colleagues; and
WHEREAS, Rick Scott, Governor of the State of Florida, has designated November 15, 2015, as Retired Educators Day,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that The School Board of St. Lucie County, Florida, extends its appreciation and gratitude to these valued retired educators for their years of dedicated service and their contribution to the education of children; and be it further
RESOLVED that The School Board of St. Lucie County, Florida, joins Governor Rick Scott in extending greetings and best wishes to all observing November 15, 2015, as Retired Educators Day.