Students, welcome to the 2017-2018 school year here at Scott High School! I am your principal, Jacob Messer. I wish you the best and hope you have a successful year in which you grow academically, behaviorally, and socially. My goal is for you to leave Scott High School college or career ready so you will have the confidence and skills to fulfill your dreams and reach your potential. My colleagues and I will do our part as educators, but you have to do your part as students, which means you need to come to school, behave at school, and work hard and try your best at school. If you do those things, you will be successful. My focus as Scott High School’s instructional leader will be increasing student attendance, improving student engagement and teacher instruction, and decreasing student discipline, all of which will lead to higher student achievement. My colleagues and I want Scott High School to be known throughout West Virginia as a School of Excellence, but we cannot do it without you. It will take a team effort, but it can be done. With your cooperation, it will be done. Then, when you fill out a college or job application and you write down “Scott High School,” you will have an advantage over your competitors because people will know you graduated from a school in which excellence was expected and achieved.
Parents, guardians, families, community members, business owners, political leaders, and all other stakeholders, you are equally important in our mutual mission. Your support is pivotal and can determine whether we achieve our goals. I want to involve you in our success-building process. Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org call me at 304-369-3011 or 304-400-2477 if you have questions, concerns, or ideas and if you want to help our school.
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