Who would you like to thank for being a star polisher?

“Mr. Kloke,” writes two Mark Morris tenth-graders, Mikayla Taylor and Simon St. Martin-Shook.

How did this person make a difference in your life?

Mikayla says, “Mr. Kloke has been so helpful in A.P. United States History this year. He is one of the most dedicated teachers I’ve ever encountered. Every day, he approaches his job by asking himself if he is committed to doing his best and helping his students. Constantly, he is offering his assistance to us before and after school, and providing whatever resources he can to make a very difficult class more manageable. Mr. Kloke has been an essential figure in my education this year, and I am so grateful to have him as a teacher!”

Simon says he’s grateful to Mr. Kloke for “pushing me beyond what I thought I could do.”

As part of our district’s focus on student connectedness, we shared part of a poem called “The Star Polisher” with our high school students and invited them to consider how Longview Public Schools staff have made a difference to them. Read about more of our stars and star polishers here.