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Dear Parents/Guardians and Students:
The summer is quickly coming to an end and a new school year is upon us. The building has been cleaned, offices and classrooms have been painted, and new staff have been hired. The summer has allowed all of us to recharge our batteries and get ready for a new year.
As many of you are aware, Ms. Jackie Fields has been appointed as the Assistant Principal. She will be joined by Mr. Charles Rowan, who after serving as the interim Assistant Principal, has also been appointed as Assistant Principal. We welcome them to their new positions and know they will do an excellent job.
This year the school embraced, “One Book, One School”, reading initiative. All high school students, staff and administrators are reading To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee. Students are to use the “Notice and Note” annotation system they learned in their Language Arts classes to develop a study guide. Additional reading and math assignments for students taking specific courses can be found on our website.
As the year begins, questions will inevitably arise. The students are given a handbook that contains the rules, regulations, and procedures of the high school. Having a working knowledge of the contents of the handbook will help answer questions as they arise and point you towards clubs and organizations which may be of interest.
Parents, you are a key component in a successful school year. We ask for your help in assuring that students follow the rules and regulations. We ask you to reinforce that attendance is an extremely important part of a student’s progress, both academically and socially.
We will work together this year to reach the high expectations we have set for one another. We will work together to overcome obstacles that may hamper our success. We will work together to make our dreams a reality. I am looking forward to a fantastic year and a successful future.
Jerard W. Stephenson, Ed. D.