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Principal's Message

Character Counts

Principal Valanis

As your principal I challenge students to answer three questions:

1. What is your passion?

2. What is your purpose?

3. What are your priorities?

Students who have a passion, purpose and set priorities are engaged in the learning process, create a connection to school, make positive friendships, experience a greater level of academic success and enjoy their high school experience more than those who have yet to find the value and meaning of ‘an education’. So I encourage you to ask your heart about your passion, use your moral compass to resolve your purpose and utilize your mind to prioritize and achieve your goals. You’ve all been given gifts but without hard work these gifts will not develop into talents. Follow your heart, use your head and above all else commit yourself to the effort and sacrifice it takes to truly prepare your character for adulthood. Then and only then will you have cultivated the tenacity necessary to academically prepare yourself to be college & career ready and a global citizen.