August, 2012 A message from the VicePrincipal
“Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.”
“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”
The schoolyear is about to begin and I’m sure that parents and students alike are thinking about school. Returning students may be wondering about which teachers they will have or if their friends willbe in any of their classes. Our in coming 7th graders are probably worried about finding their classes and being on time. Me, I’m thinking about how to make this year better than last year. Oh, I’m not saying last year was bad! In fact, last year was one of our best. That’s why I have posted the two quotes. I want all of our students to start with their best foot forward.
Junior high is an exciting time fo rstudents and parents. There will be socials to attend, projects to complete, clubs to join and opportunities to grow socially as well as academically. As a parent, you can expect an emotional rollercoaster ride as your student embarks on this new adventure. It is not unusual for students in junior high to experience social and academic pressures that they may not be equipped to handle. Junior high students don’t always make good choices and can find themselves tangled in social media or falling behind in their studies. I can’t emphasize enough, the importance of being there for your child. Junior high is not the time to back off; it’s a time to support your child by listening to them, asking about school and friends, checking on the completion of assignments and setting limits.
HornerJunior High is a really great school in so many ways. Please visit our teacher web pages and mull around our website so you can get to know us better. You’ll find many good resources and hopefully answers to your questions.
Anne Renoir,Vice Principal
P.S. On the left hand side of this page you will notice my "Links to Helpful Sites." Click on this for access to websites related to teen issues.