Convocation Kicks Off New Head Start School Year

Convocation Kicks off New School Year for Head Start Program
Posted on 08/30/2017
Teachers Gear up for new school yearESC Region 19 Head Start's annual back-to-school rally brought together teachers, administrators, custodians, bus drivers, cooks and all other staff for a day of inspiration and motivation at the 2017 Superheroes ESC Region 19 Convocation, on Friday, August 22 at the Head Start Multipurpose Center.

Convocation unites all the employees from Region 19 - Boeing Office and Head Start Services under one roof for a celebration that promotes camaraderie and team spirit. The event program included an employee awards and district partnership recognition, followed by inspirational messages by area school district superintendents and Region 19’s directors and executive director.

“Every employee in the education field is a hero. We must always remember to do our job with love and take pride in what we do – serve children,” Region 19 Executive Director Armando Aguirre said. “We are here to celebrate our triumphs and remind us of the important role that each of us plays in preparing children and families for success.” 

The event theme was designed to set the tone and get everyone on the same page, ready to welcome children and families. "We want everyone to put on their superhero capes and to create an environment where students are encouraged to reach their highest potential, said Socorro Rodriguez, ESC Region 19 Head Start Director.

To warp it all up, staff members created posters representing their individual team’s superhero efforts (mission for this year) to ensure Head Start children and families succeed. Staff chanted, cheered and clapped along with their center staff as individuals revealed their artistic posters.

"It takes great attitude and earnest commitment to work in the education profession," said Rodriguez. "It is through education that we empower families and improve communities. We are in the occupation of education to make a positive impact on the lives of others, and in the process we also impact each other."