School officials give back

By Matt Lasley -

Grayson County Schools’ central office staff members have sought to show their appreciation for their employees by visiting each school in the district and cooking out over the past few weeks.

Central office staff members are in the process of visiting all of the schools in the district—Caneyville, Clarkson, Lawler, and H.W. Wilkey Elementary Schools, as well as Grayson County Middle School and Grayson County High School.

During the cook-outs, which are held during the various schools’ lunch periods, central office staff, including Superintendent Doug Robinson, prepare food for teachers and staff, as well as operate the cafeteria for students.

“We cook it. We serve it. And we also relieve them of their lunchroom duties,” said Caryn Lewis, public information officer for Grayson County Schools.

One of Robinson’s new initiatives since taking over the position of Superintendent this year, the cook-outs also serve as an opportunity for central office staff members to meet the school district’s new employees and share their “dream. Dare. DO.” initiative.

“We have an awesome job with working with kids in our community,” said Robinson, who explained the huge responsibility of Grayson County Schools’ employees to prepare students for careers and becoming productive members of their community.

The “dream. Dare. DO.” initiative ties into this responsibility, as well as any goal, career, or “dream” a person wishes to pursue in life, by breaking it down into three steps, according to Robinson.

The first step is to “dream,” and, for Grayson County Schools, the dream includes having a vision for all of the district’s students and staff. The second step is to “dare” to chase after that dream. And, finally, you “do” what it takes to make that dream a reality, Robinson said.

By Matt Lasley

Reach Matt Lasley at 270-259-9622, ext. 2015.

Reach Matt Lasley at 270-259-9622, ext. 2015.

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