I want to share with you a quote from Robert M. La Follette, who our school is named after. Fighting Bob said that “the will of the people shall be the law of the land.” Senator La Follette was a strong champion for the concerns of all people in our community, and prioritized listening to concerns and responding with collective action. He was inclusive and responsive, and empowered people to act together to take care of each other.
I draw tremendous inspiration from Bob La Follette. In these challenging times in our community, nation, and world, we must look to each other for leadership and support. It is important to me that we capture the focused concern we are all feeling right now and direct it towards action that is meaningful and positive. There are short term steps we can take, and we can also build momentum for long term changes that are needed. Let’s keep students at the center. Let’s be inclusive, supportive, responsive, and accountable to each other. I am with you, and I am grateful for your voice and advocacy for a safe, welcoming, and inclusive school.
If you have not already done so, I encourage you to read the Safety update from La Follette High School. We take care of our kids and each other, so we all grow and thrive.
Sean Storch, Principal