For, lo, the winter is past,
The rain is over and gone;
The flowers appear on the earth;
The time of the singing birds has come,
And the voice of the turtle is heard in our land.
As a young boy growing up in Michigan, I always looked forward to Ernie Harwell's rendition of the Voice of the Turtle as it signaled not only the end of winter, but more importantly to me, the start of Tigers baseball.
On Tuesday, September 3, more than 6.000 students, teachers, paraeducators, bus drivers, food service employees, buildings and grounds employees, clerical employees, technology employees and administrators will begin a 175 day journey together. Much like the start of baseball season, I hope everyone feels the same sense of excitement and anticipation as I do.
The Voice of School - Saline style:
For, lo, the summer is past,
The heat and humidity will soon be over and gone;
Fall colors will transform the landscape;
The hum of excitement fills the air,
And the voices of children will be heard in our land.
Enjoy the 2013-14 school year!