We always hear the phrase “Thank a Teacher,” but have we ever heard “Thank a Non-Instructional School Staff Member?” Shortly before the Thanksgiving holiday break, English Instructor Mrs. Padilla asked her students the following question for journal writing: Aside from teachers, what staff member(s) are you grateful for? Explain with details.
The variety of departments that the students expressed gratitude for has been extraordinary; these included Food Services/Kitchen Staff, Bus Drivers, Guidance Counselors, School Nurses, Security Guards, Technology Department, and the Maintenance Department. To end the expression of gratitude, students were asked if they would like to volunteer to participate in a #ThankYou selfie photo and to write the department/staff members. To all HCST staff members: thank you for all that you do!