By Chad Hilliker, Loveland City School District superintendent
The year was 2003; the event was the first week of class for Loveland Middle School. I was transitioning from teacher to building administrator – and I was as nervous as a freshman at high school. But, you calmed my fears. You made me feel welcome. You helped me understand that I was a Tiger, and part of a community that wants the best for its students and strives to continually improve.
On Sunday, Dec. 15, together we had the opportunity to celebrate a milestone for this community. We recognized the accomplishments of our 2013 Division Two State Championship Football Team, our Loveland Tigers! A band of brothers who we all watched grow from Tiger cubs into Tiger men.
I remember when I had those students as building principal at Loveland Intermediate School. Memories of flag football games, student of the month celebrations, award days, concerts, pizza with the principal, and working together.
Working together – as a team, as a school, as a district, as a Tiger Family.
It is the Tiger way.
Our students achieved a history making win in the Division Two State Championship Game, because you believed. You – who understand what it means to be a member of the Tiger Family. I’m so blessed to call myself a member.
As the educational leader, I couldn’t be more proud to call Loveland home.
From academics, to arts, to athletics – our students excel. Our goal at Loveland is to make sure they are successful in life beyond our school.
And for this past football season, to all of you who braved the weather conditions, traveled great distances, lined the streets, filled the stands and cheered for our students, I have one message: thank you.
Many stripes, one tiger!