I know a place where everyone knows your name.
Its a place where learning is apparent in every classroom, and in every hallway.
Children are excited to move from one room to the next and to experience
wonderful and beautiful things in nature and in life.
Its a place where we are composting with children ages 4-18.
Then, the compost soil is used to grow vegetables and herbs in our garden outside the elementary wing, which are then used for food in our food classes and in our Thanksgiving meal.
By the way, at Thanksgiving, we sit down and have dinner togetherthe entire student body, faculty, staff, board members, and special guests.
On Earth Day, we pick up trash along the highways and then spend the afternoon learning about the Adirondacks and how we can help to save it.
I know a place where seniors support and encourage eighth graders on the soccer team.
The eighth graders look to them for leadership and guidance.
A place where parental support for our youth is continuous and encouraging for our future sports teams.
Our skiers and skaters have custom education plans to accommodate their training schedules.
I know a place where the middle school students visit the senior citizen assisted living home to play bingo with the elderly and at Halloween, they parade through town in their festive costumes.
At Christmas time, the student body participates in a gift exchange and has been known to sing carols and holiday songs at the end of the day.
Its a place that offers multiage trips to countries in Europe.
A place where special guests perform dance and musical routines for both our student body and community so that our students are enhanced by various cultural activities.
I know a place where children can use laptops in any room in the building to further enhance their learning experience.
They watch chicks hatch and feed frogs and other crawly things in the lab room.
Its a place where at least six AP courses and many college courses are offered to juniors and seniors.
We send and receive classes through our distance learning lab where students are able to take electives and meet students from other parts of the state.
A place where juniors and seniors work with elementary students during their study halls, and our junior high students participate in our mentoring program with community members.
I know a place where our students visit the Lake Placid Center for the Arts and experience wonderful plays, shows and productions throughout the school year.
A place where we have a forensics team which continues to excel year after year in various tournaments.
We offer a school play and a musical on alternate years, and community members join in on the fun at the holiday concert.
I know a place where being small is a good thing as we are flexible and adapt with the changes.
Teachers, administration, and staff are dedicated and ALL wear many hats.
Its a place where we are not afraid of hard work and a place in which we enjoy teaching children.
Its a place where I am proud to send my children.
I know a very special place and its Keene Central School.