As 2021 comes to a close, I share my wish to Team Farmington is for your joy, health, and happiness this holiday season. I know for so many of us, this school year has presented a never-ending stream of new challenges and your response to them for which I celebrate your pertinacity and perseverance. Your accomplishments are congratulatory. Yours is a job well done and well-deserving of a break as we approach this season of renewed hope. I am especially proud of the work each of you does daily to provide high-quality education, safe transportation to school, a welcoming environment, and a safe and clean learning space for our children and staff.

Join me in reflecting on the greatness of a very successful start to the school year and for the many contributions of our excellent staff. No less amazing is your tireless pursuit of perfection. From achieving Level 2 High-Reliability Schools to your selection to New Mexico Public Education Department committees and advisory boards to yet another one of our schools selected as a National Blue Ribbon School. These and many more are all examples of our rising to excellence in every pursuit.

Through it all, Team Farmington continues to be a great place to learn and teach. As this calendar year comes to a close, there are many things to wish for. As for me, I wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Eugene J. Schmidt, PhD