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Teachers, students make fantastic school year a reality

As the 2014-’15 school year draws to a close, I want to express my appreciation for the commitment of the people in Bessemer as a whole, in making another fantastic school year a reality. I want to personally thank our incredible parents and the community for their continued support and involvement. Educating children and preparing them for the future is truly a team effort.

I believe we have much to be proud of in Bessemer. Not a day goes by that I do not encounter individuals who are passionate about improving the lives of our students and providing them with the best education possible.

On May 24, the Bessemer School District will bid farewell to the Class of 2015 and we will soon be saying goodbye to our retiring staff members, Jim Partanen, Sue Beals and Rainy Dahlin. These teachers have earned our community’s gratitude. They have given of their time and lives most generously to our students and we all appreciate their dedication. 

I have heard many time “the students are our future.” Well, after attending our spring Awards Night, National Honor Society Banquet, spring concerts, Senior Tea and all the other end-of-the-year celebrations, I can truly say our future is very bright and in good hands.

What an incredible group of seniors! Every school has outstanding students, but the class of 2015 is loaded. In my 36 years in education, I can truly say this class ranks at the top of all senior classes. Thank you seniors for your leadership this year and best of luck in your future. We are all very proud of you.

Again, congratulations to our seniors and hope to see all of Bessemer at graduation on May 24.

Bessemer strong.

—Dave Radovich, Superintendent