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Thomas O'Brien - Superintendent of Schools
Thomas O'Brien - Superintendent of Schools
607-326-4151 , ext. 15
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June Superintendent's Message

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so,…Explore, Dream and Discover.”  - Mark Twain

Congratulations to the Class of 2017:

The years pass by and the tradition of high school graduation continues. It is a mark in time and I am honored to be part of that important turning point for our students. For those of you that have not walked into my office, behind my desk are graduation photographs from each graduating class since my first class in 2003. It is a great way to reflect on the past, present and future by looking at those photographs and I know this class shall soon join the collection.

Mark Twain was a great describer of time and its effects on life, and the above quote says so much about the value that future experiences can have for you. We are a driven society if we wish to be part of it or we can settle for complacence and watch the world go by and let it spin around us. The concept of life as an exploration to discover one’s greatest potential has a lot of validity. Twain uses the lofty word, “dream,” and to me a dream is a life goal. The desire to attain something and the imagination and effort that is needed to attain it is a “dream” worth striving to achieve.

As you know, this summer there will be a significant renovation to our school building with lots of preparation needed to start a new school year. Please be attentive to updates concerning this pending work and remember if your child is attending the summer recreation program that it will be held in the Carriage House at the Jay Gould Memorial Church.

Last but not least, I want to formally wish Mrs. Carol Ann Dykstra heartfelt thanks for her 34 years of service as she has decided to retire from the district. Mrs. Dykstra has dedicated her life and career to music. Carol Ann taught so many of our community’s children and I am confident her relationships with RCS will continue in some fashion.

As we close the book on this school year and prepare for an eventful graduation season, I invite you to come and join the festivities. I wish you all a safe and enjoyable summer time; warm days we cherish that end so abruptly in the fall. Take time for family. Take time for reflection. Take time for fun!! See you in September.

Thomas J. O'Brien
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