COUNSELOR’S CORNER – August 2019 Edition: A MESSAGE FROM MISS DOYLE

“Life is Like a Comic”

When growing up, one of my favorite days of the year was my first day back to school after summer break. A new school year meant a clean slate, vibrant Lisa Frank folders, a pencil pouch filled with brand new gel pens, and of course a first day of school outfit that my parents needed to film from every angle.

As your student begins another school year at St. John’s, I ask you to ponder the following statement from Kid President himself, “Life is a like a comic”. Comic strips are made-up of a variety of boxes; each box telling a story connected to the box that comes before it and follows after it. And, just like I am asking your student(s) this week, let me ask you, what does your comic look like? Who are the main characters in your story? How do those people affect your life and how do you affect theirs? What conversations are being had from one word bubble to another? Are you taking bold chances in your comic or letting those courageous moments pass you by?

As the 2019-2020 school year begins, I encourage you to hold tight to our theme verse from Joshua 1:9. “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” The beginning of the year can be a mix of emotions, but the Lord has placed your family at St. John’s for a reason and at the right time. Hold tight, stay strong, take bold chances with God at the center of your story and teach your student to do the same.

As your student continues to write their own comic, and as you continue to write your own as well, know that the faculty and staff at St. John’s are here to play an important role in your story. That may be the role of teacher, coach, administrator, pastor, nurse, and the list goes on. No matter the role we may play in your story, know we are here to support your student and your family.

So, remember, “Life is like a comic”. May God bless each piece of your comic strip as your own story continues to be written, and as your student’s story continues to be written as well.

Kid President + Peanuts | Life is like a comic-  https://youtu.be/u5vClAseXBk

Blessings on the school year ahead,

Sara Doyle

St. John’s School Counselor

Author: jhollatz

I am the principal of St. John's Lutheran School and a proud dad of two girls at SJLS!

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