Principal’s Priorities ~ March
The winter has been long, cold, full of snow, and missed school days. I am thrilled that we, as a district, err in the direction of safety for all students. The rumor has it that warmer days are around the corner. The huge piles of snow and ice will be getting smaller, and Track, Golf, Baseball, and Softball practices have begun. I have seen the sun in recent days and the change to Daylight Savings Time is a true indicator of longer, more pleasant days ahead.
Our winter Sports have enjoyed great successes. Cheer and Poms completed seasons where success was measured in great improvement and records set. Both the women’s and men’s Bowling Teams won their TVC West Conferences and qualified many members for State competitions. Our men’s Wrestling Team won the TVC West, Districts and came within a point of Regional. Our men’s Basketball Team had no quit in them as they completed their season. As I write this PP, I share that our women’s Basketball Team won TVC West and both District and Regional Competitions and are on their way to Reese High School and a State quarterfinal against Saginaw Nouvel. No matter where they end up, I am extremely proud of all our teams and their coaches. The hard work and focus on improvement has paid off, big time.
I want to share a very important issue with you. Since my arrival, the staff and students of St. Louis High School have asked for a genuine focus on improving the culture of our school. By culture, I mean several different things:
1) How we feel as people with goals, both academic and behavioral?
2) What hopes and expectations do we share, as a group?
3) Do we feel and share what “Shark Pride” really means?
4) Do we really want what is best for our School, District, Community, State and Nation?
5) Do we understand that character is the foundation of all success?
6) Are we willing to represent ourselves as people with loyalty, honesty and the willingness to do what is right, even if it is hard, and even if our friends don’t agree?
7) Is “Shark Pride” an identifiable thing?
It is my opinion that our school has made great strides in all of these areas. Staff and students have shared their thoughts and opinions and I can say, with great confidence, that the culture of SLHS is gaining strength and identity. We are not perfect, but we are doing amazing things, and are keeping with the highest of expectations as students, parent/guardians, staff and community.
In the next months, we will see Prom, Evening of Excellence, and Graduation as the students soon to leave us find their way to their next steps of their own plan of success. They are leaving us with the tools that will allow them to be what they have the courage to become. It is very exciting.
Together, we are a very dedicated, strong and quality oriented group. It continues to be my greatest privilege to help lead SLHS into the days, weeks, months and years to come. With all of your help, we can continue on the road of improvement and goal reaching. We really work hard to do what is best for our students, staff and community. Thank you for your help and support.
Mr. Chris Macklin
Principal, SLHS, GO SHARKS!
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