While summer becomes a fleeting memory, let me welcome all of you to the start of the 2016-2017 school year at Silver Creek High School! This year promises to bring opportunity, innovation, leadership, arts, academics and athletics to a Raptor near and dear to you. We are very excited as a staff to welcome our incoming class of 2020, new students and all of our returning students.
I’d like to take some time in, likely a long overdue, recognition to some of the great things occurring at Silver Creek High School. While running a small city of teenagers it may be easy to focus on some of the poor decisions or challenges we all face with high school life. Bye and large our kids continue to achieve at unprecedented levels in the classroom, in the arts, in leadership and in athletics!
We have had a tremendous fall at Silver Creek! With a successful 1:1 rollout, many academic, athletic and artistic successes, and accolades that continue to pour in; it reminds me of a saying a colleague used to share with me. “Yes, but it’s high school and the day is not over yet.” My response, “Yes, and look at how much more we can accomplish!”
Since last fall, we have been engaged in an ongoing dialogue regarding the correlation of adequate sleep and student well-being and achievement. In response, district officials and I have been exploring the feasibility of readjusting Silver Creek’s start time.