FROM THE DESK OF DR. EDWARD MELNICK, NORTH SHORE SCHOOL DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT
Received on October 6, 2014
Dear Parents, Residents, and Colleagues,
As I reflect upon the last few weeks, (actually the last decade), I feel a need to offer my thanks and gratitude for all of your hard work and efforts on behalf of our students and the entire North Shore Schools community.
Having four of our five schools designated as New York State Reward Schools, our High School ranked near the top in the Nation by the Daily Beast, fourteen of our students recognized by the National Merit Corporation, and most recently Glenwood Landing being recognized by the US Department of Education as a Blue Ribbon School, reinforces and validates the message I have been sharing about our schools being among the best in the Nation. However, these outside accolades, although nice, do not nearly paint the picture of the amazing things occurring here at North Shore.
Our commitment to engaging our students in the intellectual and cultural diversity of today’s world as we inspire them to envision, shape and create the world of their future is evident in so many ways that go beyond the recognition we have received.
Although certainly not an exhaustive list, some of the example of ways we encourage students to develop into creative, entrepreneurial and critical thinkers include:
One could easily ask, “Where do we go from here, after all we have accomplished?” “Why can’t we just maintain what we have?” The answer is one that is easily ascertained by exploring the culture of the North Shore Schools. We cannot simply maintain what we have, because at our very core, we are and have been about continuous growth and improvement in order to provide our students with the very best.
Let’s take some time to celebrate our accomplishments, as we move ahead with our efforts to focus on the shared-valued outcomes that we have articulated. None of what we have accomplished has occurred overnight. Our excellence is the result of a decade or more of our collaborative thinking, our hard work and our belief that each and every student can learn.
With my sincere gratitude, appreciation and pride,
Edward K. Melnick
Superintendent of Schools
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