Principal Message

Principal Tim Stults

Dear Warrior Families,

I hope your holiday break was fun and relaxing and shared with family and friends. As we are entering the second half of our year and have approximately 13 days left in first semester, please check your child’s grades in Skyward and connect with teachers, counselors and administration if you have concerns, questions or need support.

Overwhelmingly, the reason a student succeeds or struggles has to do with being successful in her or his classroom studies. In terms of passing state tests, graduating on time, and holding a solid GPA to provide more post-secondary opportunities, it is the time and effort in the classroom which will make the difference. Further, we need our students to understand that the learning comes from practice, attention to detail and working for excellence. In essence, having a sense of ownership for their own learning. Thank you for helping us reinforce the message that their effort and resilience is what matters most.

For our seniors, graduation is coming ever closer- we have six months left till June 5th! We know there are many opportunities for their post-secondary future. If you are considering college, it is really important to complete the FAFSA/WAFSA process. January is a great time to sit down with your senior and complete the forms. You begin the process by going to fafsa.gov. You can also contact Ms. Jewel Robinson in our Career Center if you need support.

As we all know, attendance has been a real focus in this school year. A student who misses 10% of his or her school year-which is 18 days, is more likely to fall behind in reading and math and less likely to graduate. That is an average of 2 days a month. Our attendance data currently shows improvement for this point in the year as compared to previous years. Thank you for your efforts to have students to school on time every day.

Important Upcoming Dates:

January 21 is Martin Luther King Jr Day. We have several opportunities for students to be at work doing community service projects. So rather than the day “off” this becomes our “MLK Day On!

January 25 is a grading day for teachers to complete their first semester’s evaluation of student work. Students do not report to school on this.

January 12 and 19 are both scheduled for Saturday School. This is a day where students can get extra support on projects, study for upcoming exams, or just get work complete from first semester. Saturday School runs from 9 a.m. till 12:00 p.m. Students need to be here on time to enter the building.

Reminder- we are beginning to lock the gates to our parking lot in the back of the building during the school day. Students who need to leave for early dismissal should check out in the front office.

Thank you- have a wonderful New Year!

Tim Stults
Principal

 

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