Dedicated staff helps city schools thrive

Dedicated staff helps city schools thrive
I am writing this letter to commend the Youngstown City Schools principals, assistant principals, teachers, nurses, secretaries, teacher assistants, custodial staff, cafeteria staff, counselors, for their ongoing love, devotion and academic concern for the students of the Youngstown City Schools.
This is my fourth year as a nurse at Hayes Middle School. I have been a nurse for almost 20 years working in all aspects of nursing, and if I may say so, this is the best job I have ever had. I love what I do.
The students are phenomenal and they have a zeal to learn. Their academic scores are increasing each year because of the committed staff members who spend hours of their own time working with students so they can fulfill their dreams. Not only do the teachers have an impact on the students, but the entire staff has a major impact on the students' development, too. Each staff member cares about the students as if they are their own, and they will do anything in their power to help the students reach their full potential.
The staff is committed to the district's belief that "all children can learn and that children come first." The academic achievement and social and emotional well-being of the children are our primary concerns.
The district employs a multicultural, diverse staff that provides a stable, loving, safe and academically sound environment where all students can achieve success.
All children can learn, but they need to know that someone who loves and cares for them is on their side.
Once children know you care for and love them, they will achieve their potential. The Youngstown City School District is a beacon of hope. We are rising to the top and leaving no child behind.
YSU performing and fine arts programs earn kudos
As Youngstown State University's semester is coming to a close, I want to thank and congratulate the students and professors of the College of Performing Arts for so many fine programs in music, theater and art.
The Dana School of Music performed every Wednesday at the Butler Art Museum and other evening programs at Bliss Recital Hall, all at no charge, as well as several programs at Powers Auditorium. Stephen Gage's Wind Ensemble was invited to be among the 150 bands playing at the National Music M.E.N.C. Convention in Nashville, TN.
Flute Professor Nancy Andrews and the 16-flute ensemble were invited to the National Flute Association Convention in Washington, D.C.
Anyone interested in helping music students with their scholarship fund can send a check to Friends of Music at Dana School of Music, YSU.
There were also many good plays performed by theater students and also art shows. There is a general scholarship fund you can also contribute to at YSU's College of Fine and Performing Arts.
Again, our thanks and appreciation for what they have given to our community.