I am excited to enter my second year as Principal at Highland. I am constantly in awe of the amazing students, faculty and staff that walk our halls each day. Our new journey awaits, and I look forward to seeing what unfolds in Tartan Country.
Our theme this year is Keys 4 Success. The 4 keys include Character, Responsibility, Highland Community and Academic Achievement. Within Character, the focus will be on respecting each other, intergrity, kindness and leadership. Responsible students will be prepared, be on time and in attendance, and be self-reliant. It is important to be bigger then something other than yourself and in the Highland Community, students should be involved in activities, serve others when possible, be inclusive, and help to create an environment of which to be proud. Academic Achievement is about more than grades but an emphasis on learning and work ethic. As a school community, we will have monthly activities centered around these Keys 4 Success and provide opportunities for growth academically, socially, and emotionally.
It is my belief that we must educate and support the whole child. To support this belief, we have set school goals in Wellness and Restorative Practices. In addidtion to the expected content within classes, we will also be working on daily Mindfulness activities. To aid students in better decision making and becoming better citizens, we have restorative practices across content as well as specific classes during our common lunch time. We have various programs in place to reinforce positive behaviors and try to change negative actions.
I am eager to enter the 2018-2019 school year. I encourage all students to choose their own path and experience new adventures on this journey. The possibilities are endless, and Highland administration and faculty are here to support, encourage, and positively impact every individual student. Dream big Highland and seize every opportunity to make those dreams come true.