Walk Up Song!

Several years ago, I was asked at a PD session what my walk up song would be if I had one. The question was asked by Syndee Malek and was described as the soundtrack that would be playing as I walked into the school. I had to think about it, because soundtracks are very important to me as a music & movie lover! I finally settled on the theme from “The Greatest American Hero“. The song is optimistic and about a person who can’t believe how lucky he is, and he’s also a bit of a goof…sounds about right:)

As we shared out our songs and why we chose them, the common themes were optimism, energy, and excitement! I heard songs like Eye of the Tiger, Fight Song, and Don’t Stop Believin’. By the time we had finished the activity we were all pumped up and ready walk into our schools with our walk up songs blasting away!

Being an educator can be grueling at times, especially near the end of the school year. When you’re feeling a deflated and spent, think about what your walk up song would be and the energy you can draw from it. Every action hero needs their own song and in my book, all educators are heroes!



“A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.” – Christopher Reeve

“Don’t forget, you are the hero of your own story.” – Greg Boyle

“The difference between a hero and a coward is one step sideways.” – Gene Hackman



Kelsey Duff                Laura Kurtjian


  • Monday, April 22: Celebrate Monday Assembly 9:05 AM
  • Tuesday, April 23: Achievement Team (K Retention) 8:15 AM
  • Wednesday, April 24: PTA Meeting 7:00 PM
  • Thursday, April 25: Staff Meeting 8:05 AM, YMAD at CHS 6:30 PM
  • Monday, April 29: Student of Month Assembly 9:05 AM, M-STEP Window Opens


  • Monday, May 6iReady Window 3 Opens
  • Tuesday, May 7: Talent Show
  • Tuesday, May 14Grouping Meetings in AM (Rotating Subs)/4th Grade to Riley
  • Thursday, May 16: Art Fair (K-4) Music Concert (1-4) 6:00-8:00 PM
  • Friday, May 24: M-STEP Ends, Students & Staff dismissed at 12:10 PM
  • Monday, May 27No School for Memorial Day
  • Thursday, May 30: Stevenson Clap Out 11:00 AM


  • Monday, June 3: F&P in Illuminate
  • Tuesday, June 4: Kindergarten Round Up
  • Friday, June 7: Service Safety Squad Celebration 3:00 PM
  • Monday, June 10: 4th Grade Party
  • Wednesday, June 12: Field Day
  • Friday, June 14: Island Drums Assembly 10:00 AM

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