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Parents make a big difference

With school back in full swing and the hiccups of that first week back already cropping up, we can’t help but remember our vital position and responsibility in our children’s education.
One of the resounding pleas from educators in today’s society has been the need for a strong foundation of learning, love and discipline in the home.
With districts always fighting to maintain the best possible foothold in the never-ending battle for accountability ratings, the role parents and families play in the success of the students in the Ennis ISD and in the district as a whole can’t be overemphasized.
There are some who feel the role of educators in this country has moved too far into the realm of parenting the students that walk through school doors. The problem there only compounds itself when educators have too little time to focus on the learning process that is integral to the advancement and development of students.
A positive home environment is one of the big keys in the foundation for our children’s success. We have to do everything we can to provide them with the resources they need to succeed, obviously, but also with the encouragement and support that they’ll need to persevere when learning is difficult.
Our district benefits from the strong support of families — evidenced by the numbers of extracurricular, booster and co-operational efforts led by the men and women who send their children to school in Ennis ISD. Keeping that support going is a hard fight, but one that is well worth the wages when we consider the benefits.
Months of work and effort go into preparing the district for the school year, and months of work are in store for the students and teachers involved in the district’s activities. As important, if not more so, is the never-ending work that families must do to support the students.

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