Students at the Lewis Frasier Middle School Honor Roll Breakfast Friday had a noted visitor.
State School Superintendent Richard Woods visited LFMS to meet with school system administrators and speak to the breakfast.
The school’s quarterly breakfast honor students who make the honor roll. Principal Jermaine Williams said it is important to reward those students and celebrate the educators who prepare them to succeed. Normally 35 percent of the school’s students make the grades each quarter.
The morning kicked off with Woods meeting with board members, Superintendent Dr. Franklin Perry, Williams and REACH Scholar Domonique King.
Woods asked administrators to compile a wish list for the state and to make their requests known. He said the state Department of Education is to serve the 2,300 schools it oversees.
“Your success trickles up to us and we just want to help out so you can have what you need for the students,” Woods said. “It’s apparent that y’all have a good relationship with the children, which should be first and foremost.”
He also talked to students about how they can make a difference by engaging with their community, serving others, and doing things like being polite, dressing for success and solving problems.
“If you are serving people, you will make the biggest difference,” Woods said. “You will have a legacy in your life.”
LFMS Governance Team leader Patrick Underwood Sr. invited Woods
“I am here to celebrate with you and it has been an honor to be with you today. So keep up the great work. Again, I hope to see some of you perhaps in the upcoming years at the Superintendent’s Advisory Committee,” Woods said.