Principal News and Notes

News and Notes from your Principal

January 2018

Principal Steve Lucas

Hello again Cavalier family and Happy New Year! I would be remiss if I did not start this note with a reference to the late Dr. Martin Luther King Junior, whose life we celebrate this month, and from whose steadfast commitment to kindness, humanity, and social justice we owe great thanks. Please take some time to reflect on the legacy of Dr. King as his messages never fail and his words remain relevant.

The first half of the year went reasonably well and the students performed at a high academic level as the students at Calvert High School traditionally do. The staff here truly appreciates those of you who are so active and interested in the education of your students. Our doors are always open for you to meet with any of our professional staff or just drop in to observe. Of course, we welcome parent volunteers too!  I believe there can never be enough adults in the building leading our students and modeling the types of behaviors that we want them to emulate as young adults in our community.

The winter months bring with them the proverbial Clint Eastwood movie- the good, the bad, and the ugly. Of course we always have a ton of good things going on with our strong academic schedule, winter sports, fine arts productions, and a ton of upcoming special events. Please pay close attention to our plan of the week, school messaging, and school web-site to stay informed. Unfortunately, we have to deal with some bad things in winter too- mainly the weather and the uncertainty that comes along with interruptions to our school operations as a result of snow days or just cold weather which seems to slow everything down in general. As for the ugly, while many may love the cold and gray winters, I for one, can’t wait until we see the first signs of spring. This time of year is also tough on a lot of our local families as utility bills rise and transportation gets a bit more difficult. Please keep those folks in your prayers during these cold months.

Finally, I want to remind us all to appreciate our teaching staff, guidance counselors, coaches, and administrators who spend so much time with our students and have tremendous influence on them. While I know this profession is a choice and a career, these adults commit their heart and souls to our students and I could not possible list all the great things our professional staff does. Education is truly the profession that makes all other professions possible. As Nelson Mandela said “Education is the most powerful weapon for changing the world”.

I thank you again for the privilege of leading our school. I invite you to visit often, and I wish you well.

Steven Lucas

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