The Optimist Club is a group of volunteers representing a community who recognize their civic responsibilities, joining together in thought and action in the belief that giving of one’s self in service to others for the development of youth and for the good of the community.
Teachers and educational staff, as listeners, role models, motivators, and mentors, are entrusted to encourage our youth’s passion to take on the challenges of the future, to inspire their imaginations, to prepare them to achieve, and to bring out the best in themselves. The Optimist Club of Calvert-Prince Frederick and the Optimist Club of Solomons have established an Education Appreciation Program, in recognition of the dedicated work Calvert County’s teachers and educational staff provide in the development of the youth of Calvert County.
Again, this year the Optimist Club of Calvert, partnered with the Solomons Optimists to recognize and honor the teachers and support staff of the Calvert County Public Schools. The addition of the support staff was made after meeting with the CCPS staff and their endorsement of recognizing the support staff in addition to the ‘teachers of the year’ at each of the twenty-four (24) county schools. The 2019 Education Appreciation Week event was a luncheon for all the ‘Teacher of the Year’ and ‘Staff Support Persons of the Year’ from each of the County’s public schools. The luncheon was held at the CCPS Brooks Administrative Building, 1305 Dares Beach Road Prince Frederick, and was catered by Dream Weavers Catering of Prince Frederick.
It is an honor for the Calvert Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) to be a part of this very worthwhile program. On August 27, 2019, the BOCC proclaimed the week of August 26 to September 1, 2019 be known as Education Appreciation Week in Calvert County. It was further proclaimed by the commissioners that by that action, they joined with the Optimist Clubs in their recognition of the roles teachers and educational staff fulfill in the lives of today’s youth, our most treasured resource, as they prepare for their futures.
Margit Miller / Calvert Beacon