This week marks three years since I began my role as the high school principal at Redbank Valley. Many things have changed since I arrived 3 years ago, but one thing has remained. The quality of the students here at Redbank Valley is amazing to me. Prior experience has allowed me to work with many students in many areas across the state and in other states. The students in the New Bethlehem Area are some of the kindest, most courteous and most delightful students with whom I have had the pleasure to work. Thank you so much for allowing me to lead your students through their academic success.
As we wrap up this school year, there are few things I would like for you to keep in mind. Our last day of school is June 1st and students will be dismissed at 1 p.m. In addition, our graduation ceremony is June 1st at 7 p.m. Fifty-seven students will be receiving a diploma this year. These same students were just wrapping up ninth grade when I entered the school. It has been wonderful to see how they have grown physically, socially, and academically over these last three years. I speak for the entire faculty when we say we are very proud of all that they have accomplished.
In order to finish the year strong, I would like to encourage you all to make sure that your students have all of their assignments wrapped up and have the grades to be able to proceed to the next grade level. Guidance counselors are here and available to answer any academic questions you need. I am also able to offer opportunities for you to enroll your child in summer school if needed. It has been a great school year so far; let’s wrap it up!