Vail Daily letter: Kudos for Gypsum Creek Middle School
Ryan Summerlin June 3, 2013
I want to extend a huge thank you to Gypsum Creek Middle School — the teachers, staff and administrators. My youngest son, Kyle, just completed his eighth-grade year and will be going to Eagle Valley High School in the fall. I can’t say enough about the passion Gypsum Creek teachers extend to their students. They are wonderful role models for these kids and they have been awesome mentors as well. The eighth-grade teacher team was, once again, outstanding!
Kyle was challenged academically, which is what we all want from our schools, and he also learned invaluable life lessons, as well. He earned strengthening of his character enhanced by the attention, care and concern given freely to him by teachers and staff who really do care. Our oldest son, Matt, moved up to Eagle Valley High School from Gypsum Creek last year and had the most amazing freshman year, thanks in part to the excellent preparation by his middle school teachers, many of the same teachers Kyle had this year.
I’d like to give a shout-out to the great kids and friends Kyle made at Gypsum Creek. It has been a privilege to know so many of you and watch your personal growth. The future looks brighter knowing you are all moving ahead.
For those teachers who will not be at Gypsum Creek next year (Mr. Simon and Ms. Fritsche, and any others I haven’t heard about yet), thank you so much for all you shared with our kids. You deserve all the best in your future and you will be missed! For those teachers staying for next year, thank you for continuing! The kids need you! Have a great summer everyone!