Happy New Year!!! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday, despite the brutally cold weather. I also hope that everyone takes advantage of the beginning of a new year to set some goals to improve on last year. We all have things we can do better and most of those things are in our control.
This is also a good time to sit down with our children and talk about how school is going and what can improve. Then, the next step would be to create an action plan about how to make that happen. I can remember being in high school and not ever really thinking much further ahead than the current day. We all know as adults that this practice of not planning ahead can get in a pretty deep hole.
I know that it is unrealistic to think that our students will have things completely figured out. With this in mind, I still worry about them especially if they fail to see the affect their decisions today can have on their future. I think as parents we have to take on much of this responsibility for our kids. I also believe that as educators we take on that responsibility as well. That is why you often read in my message that a partnership between families and the school is so very important.
With all that in mind let’s work together to make this second half of the year a better one than the last. As always please feel free to reach out to me or any of the faculty for assistance.
Javier Perez, Principal
AuSable Valley High School