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Dear Lancaster High School parents and students,
The budding vegetation is a wonderful reminder that summer is on its way. When I started teaching, the more veteran teachers used to tell me that the years would seem to go by faster as you progressed through your career. I am
starting to understand what they meant.
To that end, I believe it to be good practice to “stop and smell the roses,” so to speak, and reflect on a school year that has had many accomplishments. We recently had grand openings for the High School branch of the Lancaster/Depew Federal Credit Union and “The Daily Grind,” our new coffee shop. Both ventures provide the students and staff with services while also supplying students with valuable work experience. We are very excited about these opportunities.
The months of May and June arrive so fast. Examinations are nearing, which means our students, together with their teachers, are busy preparing for the review process as well as project completion. Our faculty is working diligently to prepare students for the completion of the school year.
Thank you to the community for your support of the 2014-2015 school budget. We will continue to provide our students with a positive educational experience and your support is a welcome affirmation that we are headed in the right direction. Also, congratulations to Mrs. MacKay and Mr. Uhteg on their reelection
and Mr. Sage on his election to the Board of Education.
On the student front, new leaders in various organizations will be elected. Plans are in place for inductions, award ceremonies, and end of the year social events. Before we know it graduation will be here. On that note, I have a
serious message to parents of seniors. There is no such thing as a school sanctioned senior skip day. Please advise your senior to attend school each and every day until graduation.
Springtime for all students is a time to exhibit care and intelligence. Very simply, all students need to be smart, careful, and make wise decisions as they approach school, the prom, and other activities. Be extra careful when any of these activities are combined with driving or being a passenger in a car. We have worked very hard to make sure the
prom will be affordable, safe and fun. Some activities we have planned to support this include a simulator regarding impaired driving. Parents, please continue to team with us and talk to your son or daughter about making good choices in the coming months.
As we enter the last two months of the school year, I will turn my attention to the Class of 2014. The students in this class have impressed all of us by their skills and maturity. I have watched them progress during my experiences as an
administrator here at Lancaster High School. The community is certainly better off due directly to many of the charitable causes taken on by these young ladies and gentlemen. Their academic achievements certainly have been documented and are to be lauded. Class of 2014, please accept my sincere and genuine congratulations on your pending graduation. I want to personally thank you for making this year as principal such a joy and honor.
It is always bittersweet for me to see the school year coming to a close. As always, I feel very fortunate to be the
leader of this unbelievable school community. Please accept my thanks for your support and hard work as we team to
provide a sound academic and social framework for your children.