One by One
The theme this year for Davis School District is One by One. We recognize that even though we are working to provide a great learning experience for thousands of children, the most meaningful moments happen one by one. A familiar story illustrates.
One day a man was walking along the beach when he noticed a boy picking something up and gently throwing it into the ocean.
Approaching the boy, he asked, “What are you doing?”
The youth replied, “Throwing starfish back into the ocean. The surf is up and the tide is going out. If I don’t throw them back, they’ll die.”
“Son,” the man said, “don’t you realize there are miles and miles of beach and hundreds of starfish? You can’t make a difference!”
After listening politely, the boy bent down, picked up another starfish, and threw it back into the surf.
Then, smiling at the man, he said…..“I made a difference for that one.”
As a staff at Meadowbrook, we know that the most important work we can do is one by one. Sometimes it's slow, sometimes the solutions aren't what we were hoping for, but ultimately every one of our little "starfishes" deserves to have the individual connection they need for a great experience. That is what we are striving for each day--to connect with our students and their families one by one.