Dear Parents and Community
It seems as if I had just
managed to stop humming Pomp and Circumstance from graduation and now
I find myself caught up in the excitement of a new school year. After twenty-six years in the field, I still
find myself with the same feeling of hopeful anticipation that every new school
year brings. And what a wonderful
feeling it is. The anticipation of a
clean start to the year fills the air as the students enter on the first day. That is why I find this field so
rewarding. There is always an air of
The next several years
promise to be special. With the addition
of over 43,000 square feet, and endless renovations to our building, many
opportunities are awaiting our students in the years to come. Our students always step up when faced with
new challenges. This year will be no
different. Our families have always backed our schools
and support their children. This is what
makes an excellent school.
Another thing that makes our
school excellent are our extracurricular programs. Our various programs are showing promise
again this year. It is that winning
spirit that makes attending games and contests so exciting. Your participation in these events sends a
strong message to our staff and students.
I cannot even begin to express what this means to our students. It speaks volumes to them when they see their
parents, teachers, and neighbors attending these events. They strive to make you proud of them when
they know you are watching them. They
strive for excellence that leads to a win.
This is another reason we are the school we are. Your support is priceless.
This year shows promise in
the exciting challenges that face us. Students
will be taking the same EOC tests they have been taking for the last couple of
years. I do not see this as a
negative. I see it as a way that we can
come together as a community. We have
never backed down from a challenge. We
must now team together and work to keep our school atmosphere positive. As I frequently hear our staff tell our
students, the level of effort put into a goal will be seen at completion of the
goal. We have put a great deal of effort
into creating the positive culture we have now.
A great deal of potential lies within our schools and our
community. It takes everyone to extract
this. Share in the excitement of seeing
new goals materialize into realities by joining us in our efforts. Again, your support sends a powerful message
to the students and the staff. It is
motivational. I know this for sure
because I see that motivation in the hallways, in the classrooms, on the
playing fields, and any place where students come together and show what
excellence truly is.
I am excited about this
year. There are endless possibilities
for success and I look forward to sharing in the excitement that these
successes bring to all involved. I hope
that your will be part of this as well.
Kirk A. Henderson