Welcome to December, Skyhawks! I know that it feels like March but the calendar tells me different. As we usher in December, I want to thank all of the parents, students, and faculty that participated in our Accreditation survey. We have an amazing school.
December is an exciting time in schools. This year is no different. We are kicking off our annual Quarters and Cans drive. Our students will have the opportunity to participate in a bunch of activities to raise money to support some fellow students and their families. This is always a lot of fun and I see miracles happen. That being said, we don’t want this to be overbearing on families. We appreciate any participation but we don’t want it to be a source of struggle for families. Students should only participate where they can. Last year we were able to reach our goal of $2500. With that money we were able to supply some help for six of our valley families. We were also able to raise $1000 for the Christmas Box House of Ogden. This year we would like all of the donations to stay with families here in the valley. We need help finding these families. If you know of a family that might need help during this season, please contact the main office. We will get to as many families as we can. Our culminating activity will be the winter dance. It will take place Thursday, December 11th from 5–7 PM. I would just like to thank you in advance for your help and support.
We have seen great success with our working lunches and our new tardy policy. We want students to be to class on time and stay caught up. I am excited to see the impact that these improvements make on our students’ grades. I need to give a special thanks to our student advocate, Ann Mull, and Angie Dehart. They are instrumental in the success of these programs.
Remember that December 23 will be an early out with school releasing at 12:15. We will be having our holiday assembly that day. It should be a great day to see teachers get pie in their face, a dodgeball game or two, and even a sumo wrestling match.
I would also like to remind you that we will only have four days left in this quarter when we get back from the break. Students will not have school on January 9th so they need to get caught up before we leave for the break. We don’t want them to need to make things up over the long holiday break.
I want to wish everyone a fun and safe holiday season.