Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year! Heading back to school is always an exciting time, and even more so now that the 2021-2022 school year is shaping up to look different than previous years.
The pandemic has created a sense of urgency to make necessary changes to education. This is an opportunity for us to look at the positive outcomes from a pandemic year and see what we can do to move past the pandemic and into the next school year. I know that many of you join me in excitement to return to school in person this year! We faced many challenges last school year, but we continued to achieve and do great things while learning in a variety of formats. We truly embraced the fact that learning happens everywhere!
I am excited about the opportunities that Lavelle’s excellent teaching staff and its amazing students will have to engage in meaningful learning activities to strengthen the student experience. The challenges and opportunities will present students with great learning experiences to foster academic and social growth for student success. Our student expectations of being safe, being respectful, and being ready to learn will help us to continue to provide a learning environment where all students can be successful. Students will continue to learn that being their best and doing their best is always important, no matter how difficult the challenge. We will focus on personalized learning, ensuring all students are getting what they need, whether remediation for unfinished learning or acceleration for those who need it. We are committed to continuing this focus and supporting our families during the school day and beyond.
We are so fortunate to have a strong team of teachers and staff members who have high expectations for student success while balancing that with the needs of all students. We believe in a strong academic focus that will be balanced with the need for students to play, collaborate, problem solve and create. Family members are a key to our success as a school and will be an even bigger key to success this year. We can’t do it without you! Together we can help all students to learn and grow as individuals and strong members of our community
While the new school year may continue to bring challenges, I know that we will be even stronger. We will continue to support each other, we will continue to celebrate each other, and take pride in the accomplishments of all members of our Lavelle High School Family.
We have an exciting year ahead of us. I eagerly look forward to greeting students again. It remains an honor and privilege to serve as your principal. Together, I know we will make this school year one of growth and achievement for all students!