Monday was my first time to ever go to the detention center and I have to say I was pretty impressed. The DC is not usually my beat, so typically, I don’t have a reason to go but this time certain circumstances called for it.
No, I wasn’t impressed with the building itself, but with all of the different efforts being made to improve the lives of the inmates.
Hillcrest is proud to have an School Performance Score of 119.2.
Having a score like this requires the teamwork of everyone involved — students, teachers, office staff, paraprofessionals, cafeteria staff, custodial staff, parents, etc. After receiving the news about our score, we discussed the reasons we feel that we did so well. This is a great opportunity to share what came out of that discussion.
The ties that bind a family together can be strong.
My family found that out Sunday. The Ruston family as a whole found that out Sunday.
It all started with the tragic incident Saturday night that left two of our residents dead. They were relatives of my wife, and as she talked and grieved with other family members — those ties that bind pulling them together in their time of need — our hearts were broken again for the second time within a matter of hours.