It is with a great sense of excitement that I begin my second year as Principal of West Hempstead High School. Our leadership team has undergone a change with the addition of Mr. Adam Hopkins, former Director of Guidance, who joins Mrs. Maron as Assistant Principal. As a leadership team, our vision for this building remains the same. We are committed to providing a safe learning environment for the students. We must all work together toward the common goal of fulfilling the academic and social needs of every student.
I have been at the High School for 16 years. One of the things I have always admired is the incredible diversity of our student population. It is one of the great attributes of West Hempstead. Our students form friendships across cultural lines which is a living mosaic that will serve them well when they enter the “real world.”
In my opening remarks to each class, I stressed the importance of making a positive contribution to the school. I told them that this is their school, and I challenged them to get involved in all aspects of school life -- both academically and socially. I also urge you, the parents, to get involved in the PTSA, attend parent-teacher conferences, cheer on our teams and support the many other activities in which your sons and daughters will become involved.
We should all strive to form a vibrant community comprised of students, parents and faculty. It is this community that will provide the best possible educational experience for the students and prepare them to meet the challenges of adulthood.
I look forward to seeing you throughout the year.