Joe Howard is Superintendent of Prescott Unified School District
Merry Christmas or Happy Hanukkah, and Happy Holidays to all in our Christmas City of Prescott.
I am honored to address our Prescott community on Veterans Day. Our schools, like our community, carry great gratitude and respect for those who have served our country and preserved our freedom.
The Prescott Schools are up and running! Like all of us, this has been a summer to remember. It was a hot and hard summer, where much of what we knew and relied upon was stalled out; dead on the ground. Getting these systems rolling again was no easy task.
Please join me, fellow Prescottonians in saluting the class of 2020 as they wrap up undoubtedly one of the most different and challenging school years in our Prescott Unified School District’s 150 years of history. We can all be very proud of our seniors who have had to show great resilience and flexibility for an ending that no one predicted.
By this time, our Prescott community knows that our area schools are closed due to the large-scale concerns of the COVID-19 virus.
Welcome to December, and here’s hoping that you all had a fabulous Thanksgiving holiday.
What a wonderful time of year it is with another full color fall in our town. Halloween in Prescott is filled with fun and tradition as our neighborhoods work hard to decorate and entertain our kids for an unforgettable night of trick-or-treating.
Joe: I’m excited this month to partner with a writing friend and colleague, Britt Flores, who you may recognize as a The Daily Courier column writer. Britt is a PUSD parent with a second grader at Lincoln and a preschool student at PUSD’s Discovery Gardens.
Last Thursday, nearly 4,000 amazing kids started the 2019-20 school year, the 149th school year for the Prescott Unified School District. It was the smoothest start of my career. With uncommonly experienced principals leading the charge of nearly 250 passionate and caring teachers, there is much to look forward to. To say that we are excited about this school year is an understatement.