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Mrs. Wortmann, Mrs. Blackman-Stokes, and Mrs. Rich
We've had a wonderful first quarter of this 2013-2014 school year. Our students and teachers are working very hard, but still take the time to enjoy those activities which make high school so very special. Homecoming week was absolutely wonderful with students, teachers, and administrators joining in on the festivities. The kids participated in dress-up days, a pep rally, banner contest, and other homecoming festivities. On the night of the game, the staff members tailgated and welcomed the 10 and 20 year alumni groups from Salmen High.
As the holidays approach, remind your children of the importance of doing their very best in all of their coursework. Attendance is starting to become an issue for many of our students. Even a passing grade in a class will not matter if the child has missed more than 5 non-exempted periods of that class. Seat time is available every Saturday and for an hour after school on Monday through Thursday. Interim reports went home on November 14th and exams will begin on December 17th. Remember that exams are comprehensive from the beginning of the year and count for 20% of the student's final grade.
Please know that the salmen administration and teaching staff is doing all that we can to improve and to provide professional development opportunities that will assist teachers in doing the best job possible. Also remember that it's not all up to us. We need students who come to school, are well-rested, attentive and well-behaved in class. We need students to cooperate with their teachers in the learning process. If a student refuses to do their part, we are very limited in the results we can expect. Please support teachers in their efforts. If a classroom teacher calls about a discipline problem from your child, please help us to figure out ways to make things better. You know your child best, and your input is extremely important.
There are wonderful things happening in your children's lives and I encourage you to be a part of it all. We strongly encourage you to volunteer on campus and outside the school day activities. Being an ever-present part of your child's life will support them in their efforts to stay on the right track and will help you to be aware of any challenges they may be facing.
Please know that my staff and I are always available to meet or talk aobut any concerns you may have. We are never too busy for our parents or their children. Their success is our success and we promise to do our part to keep them moving in the right direction. It takes a village to raise a child. Thanks for letting us be a part of your village.
Principal, Salmen High School