Our winter sports teams recently completed their seasons, for me personally, it has a different feeling than it has in the past. This year marks the end of the winter activities for my own kids. I have been fortunate to have all four of my boys participate in activities here at Triton. I have been attending games and matches for close to twenty years, and as suddenly as it seems, it is coming to an end. We still have the spring activities ahead of us, but it has caused me to reflect on all of the experiences and life skills that have been learned throughout the course of those years. My boys have participated in a variety of activites here at Triton from sports in all three seasons to BPA and FFA. I am so thankful for the great coaches and advisors that they have had the opportunity to work with. Our staff at Triton in my opinion are truly amazing. The life skills that they have learned will serve them will into the future.
Often when we think about competition, we think about the success that we have seen. But, sometimes, we also have to talk about the failures and set-backs that occur. The lessons that are learned from adversity and set-backs are an important part of competing. If everything was easy, there would never be a sense of accomplishment. Learning to overcome these barriers is one of the most important parts of being a true competitor. Having four boys has also come with it’s fair share of medical bills which included four different knee surgeries. We are so fortunate to have such a quality certified trainer with Justin Streiff. He has been a live saver when it comes to getting the necessary medical care when it has been needed and supported the boys when they needed rehabilitation. He does a great job for our district and does an excellent job of communicating with our families when they need his help.
The Dr. Suess quote, “Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened” is really hitting home. I am so grateful for the Triton School District that has provided them with a great education as well as their extra-curricular events. Not every season was filled with success and winning seasons. I know that at some level, it is the goal of competition to win games and to have personal successes that one can use as a measurement of success. The life lessons that my children have learned will always be with them, and I am so grateful that they had such great experiences here at Triton Public Schools. Their participation in these activities will have long-lasting benefits beyond their time in school. They have learned the important skills of leadership, communication and time management that can be applied to their future endeavors, whether in college, the workforce or their personal lives.
Please reach out to me with any questions that you may have regarding our school district. You can email me at email@example.com or you can call me at 507-418-7530 to reach me at the district office. I would be happy to set up a time to meet with you or your organization. I believe that communication is an important aspect of my job responsibility, and I welcome the opportunity to learn from your perspective. GO COBRAS!
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