Thank you for a great school year 2014-15. We’ve seen great things take place at Sand Ridge this year. We have had athletic triumphs, spectacular performances, increases in attendance and the lowering of missing assignments.
This year we’ve experienced new adventures with our college bound programs, we’ve tried new field trips and new partnerships with local universities. Our LIA program has reached out to many elementary students and has become an exemplary program for other schools to follow.
As well as triumphs and new experiences, we’ve experienced some sorrowful times at Sand Ridge, and some in our Scorpion community have even experienced great personal loss.
Through all the triumphs and tribulations, we are better students, teachers, administrators, staff members and community members as well. This is a fabulous community to be a part of and it has been a pleasure and an honor to be the Principal of Sand Ridge Junior High School for the past three years. I leave this year to fulfill a new assignment, but I leave a better Principal and more important, a better person, for being a part of the Sand Ridge community.
I was able to attend Roy High’s graduation ceremony this year and to see all the community members that are Roy High School alumni was an impressive visual as they were asked to stand up in the Dee Event Center. I enjoyed watching the students stand as their elementary and junior high schools were called. I was so impressed to learn that the graduation rate had reached 95%. The Roy educational cone, along with awesome community members, is doing wonderful things for students and it has been a privilege to be a part of this setting for the past three years.
I wish all of you the best in your future endeavors. I wish each class at Sand Ridge the best of luck as they continue on their educational pathway. And I close by thanking you again for being so kind as the Scorpions became the STING. Sand Ridge really is the Strength That Inspires Noble Greatness.