Las Cruces Public Schools Nutrition Services workers on Friday were recognized at an appreciation breakfast at Oñate High School. The breakfast, which was Superhero-themed, recognized cafeteria workers for all that they do for students in the district.“You ARE superheroes,” said Las Cruces Public Schools Board of Education President Ed Frank. “That is for sure. On behalf of the School Board, thank you, thank you, thank you.”

Employees from the Nutrition Services Department are recognized for their commitment to the district at an appreciation breakfast on Friday, Oct. 5, 2018.

Employees from the Nutrition Services Department are recognized for their commitment to the district at an appreciation breakfast on Friday, Oct. 5, 2018.

Edwanda Williams, introducing the theme of the breakfast, told Nutrition Services workers that she hoped they felt appreciated for all that they do.“We want you to be healthy and happy,” said LCPS Deputy Superintendent of Operations, Gabe Jacquez. “We understand the many roles that you play in the

Gabe Jacquez, Deputy Superintendent of Las Cruces Public Schools, thanks cafeteria workers for being "Superheroes."

Gabe Jacquez, Deputy Superintendent of Las Cruces Public Schools, thanks cafeteria workers for being “Superheroes.”

lives of our students.”

Jacquez recognized that food-service workers often wear the hats of counselors, parents, nutritionists and advisors for students. In many cases, Jacquez said, Nutrition Services employees were the first district employees students see in the morning.

Breakfast for the Nutrition Services employees was paid for by Superintendent Greg Ewing and provided by IHOP.

— Damien Willis, LCPS Director of Communications, 575-527-5811, dwillis@lcps.net