KESWICK VALLEY MEMORIAL SCHOOL
Dear Parents/Guardians and Friends of KVMS,
It is me, Waylon. You know…“Waylon the Coyote”…the one, the only, KVMS school mascot. I just wanted to stop by, say hello, introduce myself and to let you know what has been going on here, at our community school, as it has been a busy fall for both our staff and students.
First, I just wanted everyone to know that I am honored and take pride in being our school mascot. After all, it is a big responsibility. My job is important. Not only do I rally students together but my job is to also build pride and character in all our students, have them honor their school and stand up for what they believe in but also for what KVMS believes.
Since the beginning of the school year I have had the privilege to participate in a variety of events. Thinking back to the beginning of September, I had the opportunity to welcome students back from summer vacation and introduce myself to our new staff, our new Kindergarten students and to some of our new KVMS families. I have been able to attend school assemblies as well as extra-curricular events. I greeted our educational visitors from Germany, had a delicious Thanksgiving dinner in our cafeteria for which we got great service from our grade 8 students. What leadership we are seeing from these astounding group of students!
More recently, I attended the Care for KVMS “Fun Night”, SRC (Student Representative Council) meeting, and WE Day initiatives to make sure students were doing their part in creating and being the “change”. I also went on field trips to local apple orchard/pumpkin patches and checked into the office from time to time just to make sure students are keeping up with their end of the bargain with the middle level Integrity Matters program.
As you can see I try to stop by every chance that I get to cheer on our students and staff and to let them know that I am proud of them for their hard work, dedication and for the positive choices that they make each and every day!
Lastly, I would like to send a big coyote howl out to all our parents/ guardians, as well as to all the partners and community partnerships that make KVMS great! Thank you for your dedication and support that you show our KVMS community. We, as in students and staff, are truly blessed to have each of you support our efforts! We have an amazing school community.