Principal Message

Principal Tim Stults

November 9, 2021

Hello Warrior Families,

The first quarter of the school year is complete and there are a few things to celebrate and other things to continue working on.

Celebrations include:

Continued Implementation of Restorative Practices: We are continuing our work with the International Institute for Restorative Practices. Our training equipped school staff to begin working with our students before they become larger challenges that result in students spending time out of class. Exclusion from the classroom and the instructional activities therein should be our last resort in working with students to make different behavioral choices. Students’ families may have heard about “circles” where small to large groups of students are asked to “circle up” to talk about either an emotional/behavioral concern or and sometimes to share their thinking about a key concept from the learning. Sometimes, this can be uncomfortable because we are asking students to learn how to really talk to one another constructively- a sometimes lost art in today’s digital age of Instagram. As a community of learners, we need to continue to work on our ability to communicate effectively. We are seeing some wins in this regard but there have also been some challenges as we grow in this capacity.

Warrior Athletics: A real shout out to our Warrior athletes who not only had successful seasons but demonstrated academic success and sportsmanship at high levels! Volleyball, Girl’s Swim, Girls’ Soccer, Cross Country, Football and Cheer all have had great seasons and a lot of fun! Way to go Warriors!

While we have made some progress in our attendance at school, we need to keep working on it! As we continue to encourage students to produce their best work every day in their classes and to refuse to accept mediocrity it is challenging when they arrive late to school or are absent consistently even for one period. Please make sure your student gets up and gets going in a timely way each day.

Virtual Student Led Conferences are next week- November 17th, 18th, and 19th. It will be awesome to see our Warrior Families online and partnering with us in the most critical work in the world- preparing our Warriors for Greatness and a fantastic future. While conference time is an opportunity to meet with your student’s adviser to track progress, we know that sometimes it is also necessary to talk with specific teachers about concerns in a class. If that is the case, we are more than happy to schedule that time with you. To schedule the student led conference please go to the family access in Skyward. You can also contact the main office for assistance.

Thank you all for the amazing honor it is to serve your children and our community every day! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call the main office at 253-583-5500.

Tim Stults, Principal