Keep Mr. Grimes at Cascade

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Cascade Public Schools recently made the decision to terminate Jeff Grimes' contract as Athletic Director and PE Teacher rather than tenuring him. Due to this, we will also lose a beloved coach and member of our community. Mr. Grimes is an admirable man and respected by so many. His mark on Cascade has been tremendous. His passion in everything he does shows. He walks into a room and students run to give him a hug. He has fun handshakes with students and puts a smile on their face that lasts. Along with losing a trusted faculty member and teacher, we lose the consistency in coaching that Cascade needs. We can't continue to sit in the stands as fans and constantly speak negatively because of the outcome of game after game when we haven't given a coach the change to prove himself in so long. We can't continue down the path of hiring and firing every time the decision to tenure comes around. Mr. Grimes is an amazing coach and he proved it this season when our boy's made it a third game into tournaments losing out with only a four point loss. We owe it to the team to let them work with the same coach these next few years. They are finally able to work as one team! We have a young team stacked with freshmen and sophomores and losing Mr. Grimes calls for all they know and all they've worked for to be thrown out, forcing them to start over, and never giving them time to get into the rhythm they have needed for so long. Cascade doesn't need to waste their time on finding a replacement for the positions they're opening; we have the perfect person for the job and there is no good reason to let him go. Please sign and share so we can keep Mr. Grimes and his family in Cascade where they belong. (These words are written by me, my personal opinion and testimony, and nothing was asked of me by the Grimes' family. I am working in part with members of the boy's basketball team to fight for what they want as students and as a team.)



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