• Students ‘bash’ for school supplies and information
By Linda Green

Begin the school year with a commitment to excellence and set new records and goals for the 180 days of the academic year is the challenge McDuffie County students received during a back-to- school event.
Mychelle Rhodes, interim superintendent of the county’s school system, initiated the challenge during Springfield Baptist Church’s Back-to-School Bash July 26.
“A commitment to excellence is setting new records and goals for yourself and making them the highest goal you have ever set,” she said.
Rhodes invited the 75 students, from pre-K to high school, to see everyday as a new opportunity to excel and do more than the day before. “A half-hearted spirit has no power,” she said.
Although mistakes are part of life, bash participants were persuaded to turn them into positives. “When we make a mistake, we have to review what we did wrong, rethink and refocus on what we can do to push ourselves a little further the next day,” the superintendent said.
Rhodes, who became chief educator on July 1, told the pupils that learning should not have barriers. “The only barrier to your lifelong learning is you.”

To read more on this story, pick up the Thursday, July 31, edition of The McDuffie Progress.





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