Best Wishes for a Happy Holiday


Dear Students, Staff, and Parents,

As we end this first semester and wrap up 2016, I want to say Thank You. I very much appreciate your support and your patience as we have all endured my first semester as a principal. Although, from my perspective, I have to say that I love this job–it does not feel at all as though I need to “endure” each day. While I do miss teaching, I still get to interact with wonderful students and staff, and I love the opportunities and experiences that my new position presents each day.

During the next couple of weeks I am going to be unplugged from the SkyView system. I’ll still plan, strategize, reflect, and prepare for next semester, but I will also be spending some much needed and intensive time with my family. They have sacrificed much these last few months as I pour my heart and soul into SkyView and my doctoral work. Similarly, our teachers and staff have poured themselves into SkyView these last five months and also need some rest and relaxation with their families.

And on that note, I encourage you to take full advantage of this holiday season. Please find the time to relax with your family and friends. I leave you with these words from Perry Como (or the Carpenter’s if you prefer their version):

     Oh, there’s no place like home for the holidays

     ‘Cause no matter how far away you roam

     When you pine for the sunshine of a friendly gaze

     For the holidays you can’t beat home, sweet home