Learning from our students...
Last Friday, after a hard-fought victory against Brackenridge, Tiger Varsity Football Running Back Gilbert Ortiz was interviewed by the San Antonio Express News. He commented, “To me, it just shows how strong of a team we are, how we came together after a tough loss to Highlands. It shows that if we all stick together, anything is possible.”
We can all learn much from Gilbert’s statement, which, in the big picture, has little to do with football and much more to do with life in general. Strong, successful organizations and teams do exactly what Gilbert described. Whether it be a fortune 500 company, a school district, a grade level of teachers, or a group of students in the band or football team, anything is possible when a group of people are committed, focused, work hard, and can bounce back when things don’t work out the first time. At FISD, we call this… Crossing the Line.
Graham Weston, co-founder and chairperson of Rackspace and contributor to our Strengths initiative has said, “Everyone wants to be a valued member, on a winning team, on an inspiring mission.” Our FISD Mission is indeed an inspiring one: Preparing our Students for a Prosperous Life. If we keep Gilbert’s comment in mind, our mission is possible when FISD staff, parents, students and community work together.