Wildcat Weekly & Superintendent Messages
Dear Mount Pleasant Community,
It has been 22 years since one of the darkest days in our nation’s history. In the now over two decades that have passed since the terrorist attack that changed our lives forever, this solemn anniversary provides us an opportunity each year to remember the lives that were lost and show gratitude to our first responders.
Today, we recognized the day in age appropriate ways in each of our schools.
At Hawthorne and Columbus, classes discussed being responsible citizens and showing gratitude to community helpers and each observed a moment of silence.
WMS Principal Anthony Mungiloi gathered his students at the WMS 9/11 Memorial this morning. WHS Senior Senior Chloe Putter, who for her Girl Scout Gold Award Project revitalized the memorial, joined the gathering and spoke to WMS students about the importance of continuing to honor the lives lost on 9/11. Also in attendance were her parents and Board of Education Trustee Mike Griffin, who was part of the team that helped her accomplish this project. You can see more photos of the finished project and photos of the progress along the way at our website and on our social media.
WHS Principal Keith Schenker shared some historical information about the day with his students during morning announcements along with a moment of silence.
This evening, Westlake Athletics will be saluting our first responders as well as Mike Lyons and Kevin Byrnes who lost their lives on 9/11 and as a result of a 9/11 related illness, respectively. Please consider joining us today for a Wildcat Salute to our First Responders at 5:30 p.m. Kickoff for the first Wildcats Varsity Football game on the turf is at 6 p.m.
As a grateful nation, we thank our first responders and grieve for all those that were lost. We will never forget.
With best regards,
Dr. Peter Giarrizzo
Superintendent of Schools
Wildcat Weekly Special Budget Edition 5/12/2023 (click the image to read the PDF)