Always a T-Bird

Principal Alan Beam

Principal Alan Beam

Alan Beam

As you wrap up the school year, I’d like to ask you to take a moment and reflect. Nine months ago you entered the high school doors to kick off the year. Ask yourself, has the past year been beneficial to you? If the answer is yes, what have you accomplished? What has made this year beneficial to you? If the answer is no, why not? More importantly, what can you do differently as you move forward into next year? Whether it be returning here, or entering the job force, military, or higher ed. What do you need to do to make your next step a beneficial step for you?
I’m sure most of you would admit the year slipped by fast. The bad news is as you get older, years go by faster; just ask your parents. That is why it’s so important for you to take advantage of every opportunity. For some of you high school may appear to be a waste of time. What you’re doing may not seem to line up to your future plans. But high school offers you so much more than just knowledge. The skills you learn to navigate through high school are as important, if not more important, than the knowledge. These skills are organization, reading, writing, teamwork, problem solving, study habits, goal setting, concentration, meeting deadlines, and commitment. Social skills learned would be friendships, handling conflict with others, working with superiors, and in today’s world, digital citizenship.
Each class you take, organization you belong to, after school activity that you’re part of provides you a chance to hone those skills before you enter the “real world.” The old adage is true; “you get out what you put in.” As I wrap up my last days as your building principal, I wanted to leave you with that message. As you move forward, always remember, “You get out what you put in,” and I urge you to put in as much as you can in the future.
It has been a great pleasure serving as your building principal, and I wish you all the best of luck in your future.

Always a T-Bird!
Mr. Beam