Greetings Bulldog Family!
Welcome back to
another amazing opportunity to change the world! Summer is done, and it is time once again to engage in the very important work of
educating students for a better tomorrow.
More than ever, I will be counting on everyone to embrace the words I use to encourage the masses daily –
“If you don’t do anything else today, please do your best, please do the right thing, and by all means – please do your part”. The final portion will be of paramount importance – doing your part. We continue to struggle with getting everybody to pull their weight – the community, student, and home included – and this issue has hindered our progress. This year,
we will press everyone to take an active role in the education of every student so that we can increase learning, improve outcomes, and graduate more students than ever.
We are truly proud of the 330+ graduates who received their diploma in May. Many of these amazing students are finishing up college orientations and their first days in a new reality. It is this new reality that we keep at the forefront of our minds as we prepare to bring meaning to the next 180 days. I hope you will join me in getting mentally, physically, and spiritually prepared to be about the business of excellence. We owe it to ourselves.
I look forward to seeing all of you at our Meet and Greet scheduled for Thursday, August 6 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Our Freshman Orientation will take place at 6:00 p.m. sharp in the Viola Turner Performing Arts Theater.
Dr. Dan A. Sims
Class of ‘89