Superintendent Message

Kevin Purnell,
ASD Superintendent

Things continue to march along in the High School. We returned from our break and have now transitioned into the second semester. Our first semester awards assembly will be held on Friday, February 1st at 10 a.m. in the small   gymnasium. Speaking of awards, congratulations to a few of our wrestlers are in order for Their success at the 1A State Meet held in North Lake last weekend. Freshman Toby Clow placed second, while junior Wade Bond and senior Cole Kennedy-Gooch each placed first!
The Adrian School Community Food Pantry opened up in January, and I believe that it is fulfilling a need in our community. I heard an analogy at a workshop that I was at this past week and it reminded me of the opening of the pantry. We had a few missteps with the opening, some people didn’t know where to go, some    people came during school hours and approached kids for directions, and some kids were not dismissed in time to go to the pantry. The analogy was that of the ‘first pancake’

Anyone who’s ever made America’s favorite round and flat breakfast food is familiar with the phenomenon of The First Pancake. No matter how good a cook you are, and no matter how hard you try, the first pancake of the batch always sucks. It comes out burnt or undercooked or weirdly shaped or just oddly inedible and aesthetically displeasing. Just ask your kids. At least compared to your normal pancake – and definitely compared to the far superior second and subsequent pancakes that make the cut and get promoted to the pile destined for the breakfast table-the first one’s always a disaster. I’ll leave it to the physicists and foodies in the gallery to develop a unified field theory on exactly why our pancake problem crops up with such unerring dependability.  But I will share an orthogonal theory:

You will be a way happier and more successful cook if you just accept that your first pancake is and always will be a universally flukey mess.

But, that shouldn’t mean you never make another pancake.

                                                                                              - Merlin Mann

Just like the first pancake, let’s not give up on the food pantry. The pantry is open for students and parents of students, Thursdays from 3:15 to 3:45 and to  the rest of the community from 3:45 to 6:00 pm.
As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact.  I even like to hear good news too! Have a great month.

Kevin Purnell
Go Green! Go ‘Lopes!





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