By: Amy Morrison
PLACENTIA, CA (May 10-14, 2021) – For Valencia High School the week of May 10 was Teacher Appreciation Week. Throughout the week Valencia’s Associated Student Body (ASB) put together small gifts of gratitude to give to teachers as well as posters to hang up all over the school.
Throughout the week, teachers got small tokens of appreciation delivered to them in their classrooms. One day it was their favorite soda. Another day it was their favorite candy bar. On the last day of the week, each teacher got a poster with their name and an encouraging message on it as a last show of appreciation. Students were also encouraged to show their gratitude to their teachers in their own way.
ASB put a lot of effort into making the whole week great for teachers. When asked about how Teacher Appreciation Week went from the organization side of things, ASB President Jackson Hartman stated “With Teacher Appreciation Week, ASB aimed to recognize the valuable contributions teachers have made this year to our learning and the school. Some of the ways we showed our thanks were through candy and drinks deliveries, personalized teachers signs, emails, and department recognition posters around campus. Overall it went well and we hope we showed our gratitude to the teachers who have adapted to teaching such difficult circumstances!”
Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District (PYLUSD) also released a statement on their website acknowledging the difficulties of this year and stating their appreciation for all the teachers of the district. In this statement PYLUSD stated directly to teachers “A sincere ‘thank you’ goes out to each and every one of you during this unique Teacher Appreciation Week. Your commitment to the success of the district’s students is truly what gives us the PYLUSD advantage.”