The new school year is off to a great start and our 9th graders are finding their way around and feeling at home and comfortable in  this new place.  A place  where they will continue to mature and be  " learners"  for the next  four years.  It's been a busy time.   Seeing so many familiar faces  from years past, has been exciting  and at the same time, a reminder that  it truly seems like just yesterday  these young adults departed from  LMS to begin a new chapter at LHS.  For some, graduation is around the corner.   Time has a way of fleeting . Our hope  is that  in four years, our 9th graders will feel prepared and ready for that next chapter.

This year, I will be case managing 9th graders and will have an opportunity to  check in with them daily during Study Lab.   This is a time to offer assistance, direction, and maybe just a listening ear. 

I am also available after school most days.  I can best be reached at or 432-6941 x2777.  I can also be reached at x 2355 from 9:00  - 10:30.  If there is a serious question or concern, please call the Special Education Office at x 2101. 

In keeping with the District's objectives and tenets from the movie "The Martian" ; Perseverance,  Being A Martian, The Power of Yet, and Growth Mindset, I would like to conclude with a favorite line from the movie by Mark Watney,  with hopes that together with  the knowledge we impart, our young adults may never forget an important,  basic instinct.

"Every human being has a basic instinct: to help each other out. If a hiker gets lost in the mountains, people will coordinate a search. If a train crashes, people will line up to give blood. If an earthquake levels a city, people all over the world will send emergency supplies. This is so fundamentally human that it's found in every culture without exception."