Welcome to our second week of the school year. By now, we have successfully processed all students to have all materials needed for a very productive year. All students now have learning materials, school supplies, and table of contents for each one of your classes. I want to encourage all students to be proactive and look at your table of contents for each class periodically and prepare in advance. Preparation and forward thinking are essential keys to success. With each syllabus for each class, you should have received the table of contents for all classes by now, which will tell you what you are to learn every month. If you are unclear, please ask your teacher.
I want to remind students that we will appreciate your efforts to bring into the classroom only what is needed for each class. However, if you must, you are able to bring your backpack into your class and I want you to follow your teacher’s lead to find ways in which all backpacks will be out of the way and will not represent a trip hazard for anyone.
I have received many questions from parents regarding lists of school supplies. I want to clarify to all students that the school is not asking for your parents to provide for classroom supplies. Items like paper, markers, towels, tissues, and other classroom supplies are provided by the school to each classroom. The supplies that students and parents are to buy will be those for each one of you only. However, voluntary donations are always appreciated.
An announcement for our faculty, tomorrow’s common planning time will be invested in revising and updating the curricular guides for all departments. It is my goal to have all curricular guides updated and posted online before our Back to School Night event on September 1.
Students, I am hearing that your new scores for the standardized test you took last Spring are arriving home now. Many of you received them over the weekend, the rest of you will receive them this week. We are looking forward to seeing all your scores go up.
Starting tomorrow, we will start the day with Homeroom announcements led by our student speaker of the house from the leadership class.