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Principal's Message June
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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

 

Principal’s Message

 

Greetings:

Final exams began this week at the high school, marking the beginning of the end of a busy and successful school year.  The last few weeks were filled with celebrations and ceremonies. Many of our Seniors were recognized at our annual awards night where we distributed over 220 awards and scholarships amounting to over $90,000 in gifts.  We held our Super Senior Banquet and honored over 100 seniors who navigated the last four years without receiving any detentions or suspensions.  We had wonderful weather for our Senior Prom.  Once again we were complimented by staff at the Aqua Turf for our student’s behavior and how much fun they all had.   We celebrated student success at our annual Academic Achievement and Book Awards ceremony distributing certificates to our top performing students at each grade level.  We held our annual Nursing, Music and SHAPE banquets to celebrate the success of students in these important programs. Our Spring athletes were honored at another terrific banquet and we celebrated a very successful season for all of our teams.

The celebrations will culminate this Friday at the Commencement Exercises for the class of 2019.  We are excited for the opportunities our graduates will have in the coming months and years.  We feel they are prepared to participate in a competitive environment whether they are moving on to further education, the military or work.  Best of luck to all of our graduating students.

 

Next year will mark some significant changes for our returning students.  We will be operating under a new Vision focusing on the six C’s of Critical thinking, Collaboration, Communication, Commitment to growth, Creativity and Citizenship.  We will be promoting these skills in newly developed curriculum and assessed by new school wide rubrics designed promote the acquisition of these critical skills.  They will have to adapt to a new eight period block schedule featuring a daily 35-minute flex period designed to provide extra help and enrichment.  They will be supported by a renewed commitment of our staff to collaborate within departmental evidence teams to improve our planning, instruction and assessment. 

We hope that all in our learning community have a restful and enjoyable summer and that we return invigorated for what will be another busy school year in 2019-2020.

 

Sincerely,

Walt Drewry

Principal

 

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