Comet Students and Parents,
I am excited to officially launch Year 2020-2021 at McCluer High School-Our Virtual Reality! I am humbled to serve as your principal during a time when leadership matters more than ever before; not just my leadership, but each one of us is a leader at McCluer, including you students, and everything we do or say can improve the quality of the school community. Our challenges do not surpass our potential for greatness! So, I encourage you to take the leadership challenge for this year outlined below:
One-Tell your story: Students, your journey to excellence has powerful moments that influenced you to improve, especially your perseverance through the pandemic and civil unrest. What did you do? How did you handle it? Think about those moments and find ways to share those moments with your teachers and peers.
Two-Make your year count: For Example, if you are behind in credits, or if you can handle an honors or advanced class, reach out to your counselor for help. Every single class you take can be relevant in your life after high school. For example, you are not just taking an English class; you are learning how to bring your words to life, and you are learning to express your voice by writing about your courage, fear, triumph, love, and kindness! Every time you engage with others, use the world around you as your classroom, and use everyday objects as your textbook.
Three-Value the collective human will: Students, embrace collaboration as often as possible, and expect that from your classmates. Not one of us arrives at excellence alone; we have teammates, parents and grandparents, teachers, and peers who help us along the way. Collaborate with those around you; trust me it will give you more to talk about in your assignments because I know you love to talk!
Four-Be your best at getting better: It is easy to look at others and think “If she would just…” or “if he would just stop…” well, start by making you better, and leave little time worrying about if others would “just” do something. I am going to be the best Principal I can be! Be your best at getting better, and somehow I believe that others will see and be able to share in your positive energy, especially your fellow classmates!
Five-Remember your story: Don’t forget why you need an education, don’t forget the moments, the people, the experiences, the favorite teacher, coach or principal, and don’t forget to be your best in all that you do.
The administrative team is fully committed to the success of each scholar, and we will focus on the social-emotional well-being of each scholar.
Click here for Dr. Gerald's full welcome letter.