It is May, the sun is out, and we are almost to the end of the school year. I’m happy to share that we have had a great semester so far and we have many exciting things to look forward to for the rest of this school year. I want to begin this message by starting with some fun updates and kudos.
I would like to once again thank and recognize all of our teachers as it was National Teacher Appreciation Week last week. So many groups and organizations contributed in helping us show our appreciation and support for our teachers. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!
A big congratulations goes out to WYHS' own Richard Duarte Brown for being recognized at the Governor's Awards for the Arts Luncheon downtown yesterday. Duarte is our district’s resident artist who have done outstanding work with our art students for the past 5 years.
I also want to recognize all of our students who participated in the Popcorn Band concert last night, it was amazing. And to all of our young people who will be participating in award assemblies, field days, concerts, final assessments, and graduation, I’m very proud of each of them and encourage them to continue to finish strong. I look forward to watching them reap the benefits of all their hard work this year.
Finally, our WYHS commencement is set for Saturday, May 28th. To our families of graduating seniors, we want you to be able to enjoy this day as much as possible so please begin to plan your day with us. Visit our website at www.wcsrams.org to get more information on tickets, parking, etc. before you come to the stadium. In addition, our senior awards assembly is scheduled for this coming Monday, May 16th, at 6:00 PM in the WYHS game gym. We look forward to seeing you.
Lastly, parents, we need you. As our kids transition so do some of our parents and we need parent volunteers to take on leadership roles in our buildings like volunteering, assisting with sports and music boosters. Please contact the school to share how you might be able to help. Finally, as we head towards the finish line please encourage your children to continue to make good choices and to finish strong by continuing to come prepared and do their best everyday. I’m excited to report that our preliminary state testing data shows our students have made gains, we have had a very productive school year, and want to continue this way until the end.
Thank you for everything you do and for your continued support.