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Trojan Good Things, 9/6

Trojan Good Things, 9/6
Posted on 09/06/2019
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Trojan Good Things is a weekly shout out from #HSSD Superintendent Dr. Stephanie Nehus to individuals in our school community who are doing amazing things! See a shoutout below to our Gardner Music Teacher Mrs. Bettis for making music a “safe place” for all:

 

Mrs. Bettis shared with me: “I had a student come in today saying, ‘Send me to the principal. I’m having a really bad day.’ I told him that I would, but I had to do a few things first. We reviewed ‘Wake Me, Shake Me’ arranged by Denise Gagne. We learned the dance last week and added the Orff accompaniment, today. My student fussed a little, but got into learning the parts. He played his part very well. He then participated without any problems. Music is a safe place.”

 

To make her point have even deeper meaning, she shared that this hangs on her classroom wall: “It has always been and will always be a safe place. Music doesn’t care about what you look like, or where you’re from, or how you choose to live your life. Music isn’t interested in those things because it loves you unconditionally. It is your blanket when you need comfort. It is your salve when you need healing. It is your microphone when you need a voice. This is your music room. Come in and be at Peace.

 

May we all create “Safe Places” for our students in our classrooms, and within the unique academic, athletic, creative, artistic, and musical areas of expertise that we all share with them.

 

Trojan Good Things is a weekly shout out from #HSSD Superintendent Dr. Stephanie Nehus to individuals in our school community who are doing amazing things! It is her goal to communicate all the positives happening in #HSSD. If you have any special events happening in your classes or buildings or if you know of someone we need to give a shout out to, please complete the form at www.tinyurl.com/TrojanTidbit.


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