Welcome to a start of another school year! While this year already looks different from previous years, I’m still looking forward to new adventures and new learning and I hope you are as well. I anticipate we will have unprecedented challenges, but I also hope unprecedented learning opportunities! Regardless of what this school year throws our way, I’m confident we will be able to tackle it all with the support of the community, students, and staff.
Throughout the year if you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out. Communication will be especially important this year with all the changes and fluidity of the current situation. We want to make sure we are meeting the needs of our students and their families.
Finally, a message to our students: 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 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 an interesting and great 2020-21 school year!
Erin Thompson, Principal