Support talents, abilities of all our students
To the Editor:
We were driving home when my son announced “I like music class. Mr. Rossler is awesome.”
Both of our children have always enjoyed the arts, and to hear that their teachers are fostering that love is gratifying. We hear a lot about the athletes that have emerged from RSU 10, but it is important to note the other skills and talents we develop as children progress through our schools.
Each year, we send students to perform at District Music Festivals. Mr. Labreque also finds opportunities for students to perform outside of school -- just recently a DHS senior performed at a local coffee house. Whether he goes on to a profession in the music industry or remains a lifelong hobbyist, he has been supported in his passions, which is truly a blessing.
And he is not alone: recent MVHS graduates have gone on to pursue their love of acting in college, and BJSHS’s Glee Club were recognized in a local contest. Dirigo High School students have made names for themselves at the national level in speech and debate.
We all know about the students heading out on athletic scholarships, but we’ve also been sending students off to art school and into dance and drama programs. I am glad we have the varied school staff to support the talents and abilities of all our students.
Thank you to all of you who see a spark of interest in a kid, and then foster that love. Our communities are better for it, but more importantly, so are our kids.