March/April Newsletter

Posted by Tina Maines on 3/1/2022 6:00:00 AM

CLV Community, 

As we move into the second semester, many of our students and staff are beginning to feel the crunch of course selections for next year, graduation, Regents exams, college and career visits, financial aid, scholarships, and the idea of, “What’s next?” We are extremely fortunate to have so many hard working and dedicated people in this community that support our students in achieving their goals in high school and support the various post-secondary plans our seniors are exploring. This is a stressful time for many seniors as they prepare for the next step in their lives. Rest assured our staff at CLV is committed to the success and preparation of every graduating senior. I encourage parents or students who may still have questions or concerns regarding scheduling or post-secondary plans to reach out to Mrs. Casey Barber (11th and 12th graders) and Mr. Jeff Goodridge (9th and 10th graders) in Student Services. Seniors should continue to check their email regularly, visit the scholarship page on the Student Services website and stay focused on finishing strong this school year. We are committed to preparing every senior to walk that stage and feel prepared for what is next in their lives. 

This year, we have implemented a few “new” things to the high school that I am extremely excited about. First and foremost, student of the month! We have so many students achieving wonderful things both in and outside of the classroom and it has been a terrific opportunity to highlight those accomplishments. The second activity we have had a strong focus on is our social emotional learning (SEL) activities. December’s theme was “Live to Give” where we had a warming table outside the office with warm clothing and accessories for students in need. January was “We are connected” where each student in our building printed their name on a chain link. That chain was hung up in the atrium to school to indicate that, we are connected. As we wrap up January and February, we move into Everything is Possible for February/March. April will have a focus of Passion First. The students have been engaged and participating in our large group activities.  

Despite the many challenges we have faced over the last couple of years, our teachers continue to strive to meet the needs of all learners while continuing to be innovative, flexible, and understanding of how this pandemic has affected our students both academically and social-emotionally. I am reminded daily; how lucky I am to be surrounded by amazing educators.  

As always, feel free to reach out to me anytime with questions or concerns.  

Tina Maines 

High School Principal