This morning I was privileged to address the students and teachers at Clear Creek Intermediate School. Having spoken at hundreds of schools, I always expect the best, the best students, the teachers, the best employees! I found all of this and more at Clear Creek Intermediate School - what a great school!
Speaking to a group of over 800 6th, 7th, and 8th graders - along with 60 teachers and additional staff - can often be a daunting task. Keeping the attention of the students is critical in a big gymnasium. The speaker must often work hard to control the crowd - but this was not the case with the Jaguars! The students' attention span was terrific - many props to the principal, teachers, students and staff for their time and attention. The bright eyes and smiling faces of the over 800 boys and girls who were eager to learn, eager to grow, and eager to better themselves convinces me that the future of the United States is a bright one, INDEED! These fine young people are motivated to be in school and certainly motivated to learn and succeed in life.
Want to be inspired? Then take some time to visit a school like Clear Creek Intermediate School and see the bright future of the United States - the great students there, the teachers and staff who give so much to our future, and to the local community through their dedication to our nation's future.
I was told that Mr. Jerry Herd, the principal, who had previously served neighboring La Porte ISD for over six years, came to Clear Creek Intermediate in February and it has been a whirlwind getting a school ready for a new use. Turns out that Mr. Herd was faced with a tough task of turning a sole-use campus of 9th graders into an Intermediate School for 6th - 8th graders. He spent countless hours with architects, administrators, teachers, and the like getting the school ready to serve the wonderful families of the Clear Creek area – after long hours bringing Gallery Furniture back to 100%, believe me I can appreciate the hard work and effort that Mr. Herd and his dedicated staff went through getting their campus up to 100% - it's a tough job, and the teachers, staff, and principals at Clear Creek Intermediate get an A+ for a job well done in their community. Even more impressive than navigating these tasks was that Mr. Herd bought lunch for all the students at Clear Creek Intermediate School on the first day of class! What a great gesture!
It's clear that the students at Clear Creek Intermediate School have bought-in to the vision that Mr. Herd, along with assistant principals Ms. Janice Butcher and Ms. Amy McDonald, and the wonderful teachers have created at Clear Creek Intermediate. A vision of great students fostered by great education with a staff committed to bringing a bright sunny future into the present. The end result is a win-win for all - and the Clear Creek Intermediate Jaguars are all winners.
A big thanks to the students, teachers, and principals of Clear Creek Intermediate School for having me speak to the terrific 6th, 7th, and 8th graders of your school!