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One-Man Show

posted Sep 22, 2019, 1:32 AM by HSD Principal

I want to give thanks to Jan Pieren for putting in the man-hours to produce our electronic Tiwalan yearbook. Specifically this past week, he single-handedly organized and took the team pictures for all the first season sports.

So give Jan a thanks when you see him.

Filling In

posted Sep 1, 2019, 4:51 AM by HSD Principal

Roberta Maxwell is back in her class, and Jay and Emily Bowdoin have finished their first week of teaching. Thanks to Carol Barner, Erin Hiatt, Steve Hong, Anke Malessa, and Angie Kenworthy for covering classed for the first few weeks until everyone got on campus. Thanks also to Evan and Carl who also pulled extra Humanities duty.

The ways in which you all are willing to help each other is still one of my favorite things about our staff.

High School Retreat

posted Aug 25, 2019, 11:48 PM by HSD Principal

Thanks to everyone who monitored buses, counted students, judged competitions, stayed up late, woke up early, had deep meaningful conversations, organized activities, got wet and muddy, led homeroom discussions, picked up neglected clothes, and all the other responsibilities that helped me, Crystal, and ExCo get through High School Retreat.  

The Teachers Have Been Met

posted Aug 17, 2019, 11:09 PM by HSD Principal

Thank you all for being available for parents last Tuesday. Even though attendance wasn't high, the parents who did come appreciated getting the chance to talk with you all about their children's classes.

Jump Start

posted Aug 10, 2019, 10:46 PM by HSD Principal

Thanks to all of you for the work you put in to start off the school year. That first week is always hectic and the first day of school activities this year added a layer of activity and exhaustion. 

I especially want to give a big thanks to Crystal, who worked many hours over the summer prepping for the start of year activities. Her work made my life easier as I returned to the Philippines.

All the Parties

posted May 26, 2019, 5:26 AM by HSD Principal

Thanks to Sonia and Steve for working with the Class of 2020 to organize the Junior/Senior Banquet. It was a wonderful evening and the students enjoyed the time.

And thanks to everyone who helped chaperone the ExCo Circus on Friday night. We can't pull off things on that scale without your willing help on a Friday night late in the school year. So thank you for giving up an evening that you could have spent otherwise.

The ending of year things...

posted May 19, 2019, 5:02 AM by HSD Principal

A huge thanks to the performing arts faculty for directing an incredible concert last week. It was a great showcase of the talents our students have and a meaningful culmination of all their work.

And another huge thanks to Joyce and Linda for all their hours of effort getting us through exam season (although they both have some more to get done). Joyce had an especially rough year this year between sick students and a very persnickety Optical Media Board.

And one last thanks to Dennis who put in heaps of effort with the grade 10 students to organize and run the White Elephant sale on Saturday. 

Welcome to high school!

posted May 12, 2019, 1:36 AM by HSD Principal

Thanks to Nik, Evan, and Carl and Maddy, Seth, and Carolyn for hosting the grade 8 students during their visit to high school last week. The students I talked to said they enjoyed their morning in high school classes.

May the Fourth be With You...

posted May 5, 2019, 4:50 AM by HSD Principal

...and also with you.

Thanks again to everyone who served on the staff banquet committee. I appreciate your efforts to help us celebrate the year and honor the achievements of our colleagues. 

The Music Man

posted Apr 28, 2019, 4:27 AM by HSD Principal

A huge thanks to Lori, Sarah, Jennifer, Dave, Crystal & Steven, Glen & Kiko, and everyone else who helped stage the musical last week. It was a huge investment of man-hours, but gave our students and our community a great experience.

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