Principal Message

Principal Tim Stults

October 4, 2021

Hello Warrior Families,

As we close the first mid-quarter of the school year, there are a few things to be mindful of and to celebrate.

Our mission statement says: “Clover Park High School is a diverse learning community where students develop the knowledge, perseverance and skills to become lifelong learners focused on serving and leading in a global society”. At Clover Park, we are all proud of the diversity of our student body. Our students bring energy and thoughtful perspectives to the work on equity and inclusiveness. We want all of our students to feel connected to our school community and the opportunity they have to develop and hone the skills that will carry them into successful futures. We need their perspectives on the issues that confront us all. Student voice is not optional, it is mission critical.

In order to accomplish our mission, we need a renewed sense of urgency to improve our attendance in school. This is true whether we are in classes in the building, or online attending the virtual program. Students with an attendance rate that is lower than 90% (18 days over the course of a year and 2 days absent per month) are significantly more likely to fail classes and ultimately not graduate on time. It is imperative that our students improve their attendance rate, as well as getting to school on time for those who drive.

Next Monday, October 11th is a non-school day for students while teachers participate in professional development activities.

This year, the school district is continuing to develop our focus on Equity and Inclusion. Many of you are aware that at Clover Park High School we have taken that initiative directly to our classrooms where many are being co-taught by two different teachers, especially in English classrooms but also in several of our math classes for Algebra and Geometry. Co-teaching between a content area teacher like English or Math and specialist in Multi-lingual Learners or Special Ed allows for a much bigger percentage of our students to be engaged in grade level coursework with the support that is customized to their needs. It will also allow us to better inform our families about student progress and ways you can support at home. This is just one of the ways that we are working to make sure all of our students have a world-class education.

Student Led Conferences are coming up in November on Wednesday the 17th, Thursday the 18th, and Friday the 19th. The hours for conferencing will be from 12:00 to 7 p.m. on the 18th and 19th and from 12:00 to 2:30 on 20th. We are planning for 100% participation! This is a great way to connect with advisors again after the Open House and get a real sense of the progress your student is making.

Check out the website for additional upcoming events including all of our athletic events this fall.

Thank you for the amazing honor it is to serve your children and our community every day! Together we can make this the best school in the state! We appreciate all of you every day!

Tim Stults- Very Proud CPHS Principal