Our COPS Family,
This is a challenge to everyone of the Clearwater Orchard Public School Cyclone family to keep us united as one! People have worked hard to create this educational family, and now we seem to be at a crossroads where a few want to destroy it. First and for most, this family has been built on what is the best for our children and I believe that is keeping them together!
I want to share some history. Many years even prior to our coming together, countless hours went into exploring ways to enhance the educational opportunities and extracurricular activities for our children in both rural communities by our administration and school boards. The junior high boys began the initial integration. Then, the Cyclone Co-Op began with a bunch of high school boys teaming together. They set a positive tone for everyone of both communities that this could really work if we embraced it and worked together. The example set, led the other students from both towns to want to work together and have some additional choices of activities. In the meantime, efforts were made to continue to look for better educational opportunities for our children in the classroom.
Finally, we joined together in the reorganization with children getting educated in both towns! Not always convenient, not without struggles, and not perfect, the administration, faculty and previous boards have made every effort to benefit our students and keep our communities alive.
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