CN Jr/Sr HS WeAreOne

August 23, 2019

"We are not a team because we work together. We are a team because we respect, trust, and care for each other." Vala Alfshar

As we start the 2019-20 school year, we have new team members, team members in different roles, and past team members that are no longer with us. While our CN Jr/Sr High School team members may have changed, what will ultimately make us a winning team has not. Respect, Trust, and Caring for One Another will not only bring us together, but also allow us to soar. Welcome to our new staff! Congratulations to those who changed roles and stepped up to new challenges! Best wishes to those who moved on. While 2019 may bring it's share of challenges, with the team we have in place we are capable of great things! Excited to see where this school year takes us!

We Are Ready!

Thank you for sharing how you prepared for the new school year. Whether it was preparing academically or taking time to relax and rejuvenate, we know that your work does not stop during the summer months. Below are some of the things shared - each of them helping to make the 2019-20 school year the best yet!

  • Redecorated my classroom to make it more inviting
  • Read 28 books
  • Quizlet Conference
  • Attended PBL training
  • Prayed over my incoming students
  • Read all of the ELA novels on the beach
  • Spent time with my grandkids
  • Began planning for HOCO
  • Reflected on why it's important to follow the Golden Rule
  • Spent time with my family

2019-20 Goals

Thank you also for sharing some of the goals you have set for the new school year. We look forward to working alongside of you to help and support you as you strive to achieve them.

  • No failures in dual credit classes
  • Kids speak more, I speak less
  • Be more present
  • Know when to say yes and when to say no
  • Try PBL lessons
  • Leave school each day prepared for the next day
  • Build more student relationships
  • Be a better communicator
  • Remain motivated & positive all year
  • Help students graduate
  • Find a way to make every student successful in some way


Thank you for the feedback you provided on ways you communicate with others and ways you prefer to receive communications. A couple of common threads emerged:

  • Multiple forms of communication helps to ensure the information is received
  • Consistent, on-going communication helps keep people informed
  • Email for the need to knows
  • Face to face for more personal messages
  • Include all involved
  • 2 Way is key

Focus 2019-20

Reflecting on the feedback you provided during the Climate Audit this spring, our 3 Focus Areas for the 2019-20 school year will be:

  • Communication
  • Social/Emotional Learning
  • Reading in All Subject Areas

We will dig deeper into each of these over the next few weeks and work as a staff to find ways to grow in each of these areas. Below are the communication goals we discussed. If you have any questions please let us know. Already we have seen some great communications going out to students and families. Keep up the good work!

Communication Goals:

  • Positive first for every student
  • Ongoing (minimum 1x/month)
  • 2 way (allow opportunity for questions/feedback)

Upcoming Events:

8/26 - Jr/Sr HS Picture Day

8/29 - NYC Parent Meeting

9/3 - School Board Meeting