Kicking off the 2022-2023 school year in style!
Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Educator Appreciation Breakfast
BY: RACHEL WUMKES
Oh, what a beautiful morning it has been for the Clear Lake School District educators and staff at the Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce’s Educator Appreciation Breakfast. It was the official kick-off to the 2022-2023 school year bright and early with a hot, delicious breakfast catered by Hy-Vee, a special sweet treat from South Shore Donut Company, and piping hot coffee from Cabin Coffee. Not only that, but the Clear Lake Middle School commons area was littered with gifts galore from our incredible Chamber Members who so graciously sponsored the Educator Appreciation Breakfast event.
Every year, our local businesses knocked it out of the park with these gifts. I mean, I wish I had even an ounce of their creativity! This year, as I walked through the doors, it took my breath away.
Literally. Took. My. Breath. Away.
I can’t even describe the level of joy on each person’s face as they entered the building. From the Superintendent to the bus drivers and everyone in between; the space was filled with smiles and hugs as co-workers greeted each other after the long summer apart. The energy was palpable, swirling throughout the room as they geared up for the start of a new year.
Following breakfast, we moved into the auditorium for a short video presentation, showcasing the incredible students and faculty in our school system. Our fearless leader, Stacy, gave a great big shout-out to the 28 AMAZING sponsors who stepped up to ensure this is the best school year yet!
ALL STUDENTS – ALL STAFF – ALL IN
Here’s a little peek into the amazing gifts that were placed at each table. I must tip my hat to these incredibly creative folks. You guys are ROCK STARS!!!
See what I mean?? These are just spectacular!!
Thanks again to all the sponsors. You sure do make the staff at Clear Lake Community Schools feel special.
Here’s to another great school year.
I know my kids are ready… but maybe not quite as ready as their mother 😊