Principal News and Notes

February 2020

Principal Lucas

Hello again Cavalier family and welcome to February!

I hope everyone had a great start to the new year and are settling back into the weekly routine. We are entering a long stretch of school so it will be important to take one week at a time and keep our students and teachers motivated and engaged. This is the time of year we need to keep the optimism flowing and our patience high!

Second quarter closed on January 24 and as usual, most of our students did very well. The holidays and other distractions make the second quarter a difficult one but our students persevered. Thanks to our Guidance Department, we have returned to the tradition of sending home a paper report card. If you did not get one, feel free to contact your student’s guidance counselor and we’ll get you one as soon as possible. If your student did not return the sort of results you are used to, it is very important he or she start seeing their teachers at lunch and taking advantage of the many supports available to them. Please contact your student’s guidance counselor if you think they need extra help.

Registration for next year’s classes is right around the corner with our registration night currently scheduled for February 11. Please have a conversation with your student and encourage them to take the most rigorous courses they can to better prepare them for life after high school. I am aware of very few jobs today which do not require high levels of reading, writing, speaking, and listening along with critical thinking skills which come along with taking more difficult courses. While ALL the courses and teachers here at CHS are excellent, students have a much better chance of being successful after high school if they are engaged in rigorous instruction now.

We have reached the official half-way mark of the school year and as I have said before, it is time to make those “half-time adjustments”. The end of the year will be on us before we know it. In fact, the last day for Seniors is May 15, which is less than 80 school days away! The time is now to take a good look at your students 1st half progress and implement changes if necessary. They only get to do this high school experience once, so let’s make sure they do it right. My dad used to tell me that if you do something right the first time, you only have to do it once.

Something great is always happening here at Calvert High and I invite you to be part of it. 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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