Principal News and Notes

November 2019

Principal Lucas

November is always the time of year I like to write to our community about being thankful. As your principal, I am first and most grateful for our students who trudge out the door every day and give us their undivided attention (mostly) for seven or more hours. Being a high school student is not as easy as it may appear. For the adults out there, think of how exhausting it is to sit through a whole day of professional development at your job, or 3-4 hours of a college course a couple of times a week. Our students do this every day! For any students reading this I say, “Thank you!” and keep grinding.

It would be crazy for me not to thank my colleagues and those who really make school work. I cannot think of a more skilled, committed, humble, and patient group of human beings. I am reminded every day how teaching is the profession which makes all other professions possible. To the teachers, administrators, and support staff who keep this school running and who produce some of the most highly qualified students anywhere, I thank you.

I am also grateful for the many parents and other community members who support our efforts here at school by doing everything from supervising their student’s homework to carpooling, and volunteering in so many other ways. The PTSO, our Athletic, Band, and NJROTC Boosters, Optimist Club and so many other parent and community organizations work tirelessly supporting our staff and students.

As for a bit of “What’s Happening” here at school, Fall sports are winding down with many of our teams still in the playoff hunt. At the writing of this letter (October 31st, November 1st and 2nd), Double Edge Productions is getting ready to put on their version of Clue on stage, and the deadline for signing up to take an AP test in the Spring is fast approaching (deadline is October 31st). The end of the first quarter is November 6th and you can expect to see your student’s first report card of the year November 15th (Check HAC). Remember November 8th is a 2-hour early dismissal, there is no school November 11th, and we are off for the Thanksgiving recess from November 27th to December 2nd. Please consult our school website for more information and follow us on Twitter @THECalvertHigh to see important updates.

Please feel free to contact me any time at 443-550-8880. As always, I look forward to hearing from you, or even better, seeing you on campus soon. I thank you for your attention and I look forward to continuing to serve our students, staff, and community as your school principal.

Steven Lucas, Ed. D.

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