Center School’s Principal’s Corner

I hope you all had a chance to get away from the school and work for a while last week and I hope you had a chance to rest and engage with family and friends!   

With four weeks before winter break, we need to continue to follow our core beliefs.

Our Core Beliefs:

  1. Our purpose is to increase academic achievement for all students.
  2. With our support all students can achieve at high levels and be successful in life.
  3. Quality planning, instruction, and assessments lead to high achievement for all students.
  4. Everyone must be committed to excellence in all they do every day.

We are on our home stretch for the semester. Let’s continue to provide everything we have for our students.

I wanted to communicate to all parents/staff/students about the importance of school attendance before the winter break begins. In the past, we have had many families request to leave early.  As a school staff; we have to honor our contact days with students. They are so important that we continue to follow our core beliefs. Everyone must be committed to excellence in all they do every day. 

We need to do our best to educate our students up until the last day of winter break.   This is important for all parents/guardians and educators. 

How important is attendance? The attendance rate is important because students are more likely to succeed in academics when they attend school consistently. It's difficult for the teacher and the class to build their skills and progress if a large number of students are frequently absent. 


Finals in all classes

I highly encourage each classroom teacher to give a final the week of Dec. 18-20. This will help culminate the knowledge that was taught in the last 15 weeks. It is important to check for understanding for students and teachers. Teachers like to use this data in their SB 191 rubric.   

Please communicate to your BLT members (Rosa, Linda, Ruthie, Luis, Kevin, Katrina, Steve, Mark or Jan) if you want to give a final that is longer than the allotted period. We will be creating a schedule for NWEA and the final week.


Kevin Jones is the Center High School principal and athletic director.


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