Letter: Where is the support for these kids?

Posted 3/21/24

The absence of administrators at student concerts raises questions about their priorities and level of engagement with the student body.

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Letter: Where is the support for these kids?


To the editor:

I wanted to take a moment to highlight the exceptional performances by all of the student musicians who performed at the recent All-Chorus and All-Band concerts held on March 11 and 12. It is truly remarkable to witness the talent and dedication displayed by our students during these events, showcasing their hard work and commitment to their musical endeavors.

The All-chorus and All-band concerts are not just ordinary events; they are showcases of the immense talent and effort put forth by our students throughout the year. These performances serve as important milestones in their educational journey, providing them opportunities to develop their skills, build confidence, and cultivate a sense of camaraderie with their peers.

Now, I would like to address a matter that concerns me deeply: the absence of Kickemuit Middle School administrators at these concerts.

Administrators play a crucial role in fostering a supportive and nurturing environment for our students. Their presence at such events not only demonstrates their commitment to the school community but also serves as a source of encouragement and motivation for our young musicians. It shows them that their hard work does not go unnoticed and that they are supported by the entire school community.

Moreover, the absence of administrators raises questions about their priorities and level of engagement with the student body. These concerts are not just about music; they are about celebrating the diverse talents and achievements of our students. By choosing not to attend, administrators missed an opportunity to connect with students outside the classroom and show them that they are valued members of the school community.

Furthermore, the absence of administrators may have implications for the morale of our students. Seeing empty seats where their school leaders should have been was probably disheartening to these young performers who had worked tirelessly to prepare for these concerts. It sends a message that their efforts are not worthy of recognition and may discourage them from fully engaging in school activities in the future.

Considering all this, it is imperative that our school leaders prioritize the support and recognition of student achievements and actively participate in events that showcase their talents. I would like for the administration to reflect on the importance of their presence at such events and to take steps to ensure that they are actively engaged with the student body in the future.

Samantha Brilhante

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