Letter to the Editor

Retired Educators presentation

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Last spring, I observed students from the Okoboji Middle School who gave a presentation at the Nature Center illustrating why -- and how -- we have school systems that are promoting growth in each child. After reading articles by the Okoboji and Spirit Lake school superintendents in the local newspapers, I am convinced more than ever that education"s goal is to develop a thinking student using cooperative creativity to reach a goal with other students.

This group of seventh graders will give their presentation to the "Retired Educators" group at 9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 17 at the Senior Center Community Room, 2100 Zenith Avenue in Spirit Lake. Jason Schneider, science teacher, is the leader of this group. This is open to persons interested in our local education systems.

Donna J. Wert

Spirit Lake