Posted on 12/19/2013
The common denominator for both the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday is giving. By its very name, Thanksgiving is a time for just that - giving thanks for the many blessings we enjoy year round. Christmas, despite today's commercialization, is still a time to give gifts of love and appreciation in recognition of a holier gift given long ago.

As we end the first semester of the 2013-14 school year, I thank each of you for the giving of yourself to Waco ISD. Educating under-resourced students requires more staff time, effort, and dedication than educating adequately-resourced students. The fact that you choose to work in an educational environment so impacted by poverty says you give much of yourself for others. and that you are certainly one who doesn't take the easy way.

Have a wonderful and safe holiday season
Bonny Cain