Raider Nation Staff Newsletter

Week of December 17, 2018

Happy Holidays!

Hello Raider Nation --

What better way to segue into the holiday season than a performing arts winter concert! Kudos to the Atholton High School Band, Chorus, and Orchestra. The administrators and I thoroughly enjoyed each performance and are so proud of the phenomenal talent in our school. Kudos Eric, James, and Katie!

Our Stuff The Bus campaign was a huge success! Thank you once again to our Boosters for organizing this outreach to help those in need. Our athletes, musicians, JROTC and robotics students all pitched in to help stuff the bus!

This coming week is an exciting one! We have over 200 eighth graders visiting Atholton on Tuesday for our first ever STEMapalooza event. Designed to get more students interested in engineering and computer science courses, our organizer, Ms. Fregeau and her students are excited to share how fun studying in these areas can be. Wednesday is ALUMNI DAY. We welcome back students who have graduated to speak to our juniors and seniors about what to expect as they begin their transition out of high school. We cannot wait to see our former students!

We continue to perfect our Raider Time process. I am so grateful for all of the hard work and effort Hana and her class has put into this endeavor. What makes me even more appreciative is that this project is not part of Hana’s curriculum. She and her class willingly took on this project as service to our school. THANK YOU! Therefore, as she and her class try to balance our needs with those of their curriculum, please send all feedback and comments to Sam Richman. He will be the point person for any Raider Time feedback as we continue to make this work.

Lastly, as we near the end of 2018 and reflect on the gifts that our community has given and received in the past year, I feel very lucky to be a part of such a bright, lively, and uplifting group. In many ways small and large we are a remarkable community. Our families represent widely diverse traditions and beliefs from different cultural, religious, and ethnic backgrounds. That diversity is shared with all of us and teaches us about the importance of a global community. Every member of our community contributes to the values that we teach our children and creates an environment that honors each person. Thank you for the special contributions each of you have made to all of us. I wish you peace, understanding and contentment in 2019. May we each have opportunities to continue to learn and work in productive and satisfying ways, and to give and receive in equal measure.

See you tomorrow!




Monday -- SST

Mark Your Calendar

December 18 -- STEMapalooza Fair

December 18 -- Winter Chorus Concert

December 19 -- Alumni Day

December 24 - January 1 -- School Closed -- WINTER BREAK

January 2 -- School Resumes

January 7 -- EXTENDED Faculty Meeting (Dinner)

January 7 -- Scheduling Night