Welcome to a new school year filled with new adventures and new learning. I am looking forward to getting to know each of you as I am starting my new journey in this community. I thank you for the warm reception I have already received and am excited to see the achievements we can accomplish working together this year.
Students, it is important to me that Anamosa High School meets your individual needs as a learner and as a young adult. I have an open-door policy, and I am always interested in hearing how we can better support you in your learning. Please feel free to individually reach out to me (phone/email/office visit) or to participate in the student forums I’ll hold throughout the school year.
High school is a time to try new things and figure out what suits you – how you learn best, what you are most interested in, and what natural strengths and talents you bring to the table. Staff at AHS will work to provide you a variety of learning experiences and environments, extra and co-curricular opportunities, and additional tools to be successful beyond high school. Just as the we are committed to provide all this for you, it is your responsibility to take chances and engage in your own learning possibilities. As such, my goal for you is to continually choose to challenge yourself. One of the questions I pose to my own children every day and I will pose to each of you as well is, “How did you grow as a learner today?” My hope is that each and every day you are able to answer that question.
Here’s to a great 2019-20 school year!
Erin Thompson, Principal