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    Greetings Samuel P. Massie Academy Family, 

    Welcome back! Returning to school in January is always filled with renewed energy and resolve to make a positive difference in the lives of all members of our school community. I trust you had a wonderful winter break with family and friends. As we celebrate this new year, 2020, it is always a great time for looking back to the past, but more importantly, looking forward to the coming year. It is a time to reflect on the changes we want, or need, to make and resolve to follow through on those changes. So, as we begin 2020, I want to assure everyone that the high expectations in academics set from the beginning of the year will continue as we begin the second half of the 2019-2020 school year.

    Martin Luther King, Jr. Day-There is no school on Monday, January 20th in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr’s birthday. In today’s polarized society, I draw your attention to one of Dr. King’s most famous quotes: "Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that." It’s too easy to point to those that disagree with us and say they are wrong, it’s much more difficult to dialogue with them and come to some sort of understanding of one another. Dr. King invites us to look to the light, to look to love, when dealing with those with whom we disagree. What a great reminder on this National Holiday in his honor! Finally, on behalf of Samuel P. Massie Academy’s faculty and staff, thank you for your continued support of our students and the work we do for them. It is truly the community, parents, and staff partnering and working together that allows us to maintain the successes we have so long enjoyed here at SPMA.  As always, if you have questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact a teacher or me directly. We are here to work together to provide the best possible education for your students! Have a great January and continue to demonstrate our Cheetah Pride!

    Yours in education,

    Mrs. Michelle H. Pegram


    Thought:  “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Nelson Mandela