ECHS Staff Newsletter

Week of January 18, 2016

"In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can."

Nikos Kazantakis

Our Mission

We believe that through teaching and learning, we have the opportunity to impact and positively change the lives of our students. We believe that all students are capable of defining and experiencing success, ultimately building confidence in themselves while instilling a spirit of generosity, drive, passion, and focus. We work in collaboration with San Jacinto College to help at-risk students attain college credit with the aspiration of earning an Associate’s Degree and Distinguished High School diploma in four years.

"Opportunity"

Last week, President Obama gave his final State of the Union speech, and in it, brought up four "big questions" that he stated our country must be ready to answer going forward. In his address, he asked, "How do we give everyone a fair shot at opportunity and security in this new economy?" This question arises out of the trends that we have witnessed over the past half-century, with a shrinking middle class, and the widening of a gap between classes. I can't help but draw the comparisons that were addressed by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in his famous "I Have A Dream..." speech in 1963, where he spoke of a refusal "to believe that there are insufficient funds in the great vaults of opportunity of this nation." Many of the concerns brought up during this time about our country resonate today.


So how does this relate to our work and our students? To some degree, each of us have had experiences and opportunities that have been afforded to us that we wish to share and help students attain for themselves. For many of our students, the opportunity to better themselves through education is why they chose (or their families) to be with us. We are here to ensure that we fulfill our duty of providing the opportunity to move forward by removing obstacles, building confidence, and imparting knowledge to our students so that they may have a better future for themselves. We will not be along their journey, but my hope is that our work and lessons will.

Upcoming Events & Reminders

  • Be sure to upload your lesson plans through Google Drive. Please see Mrs. Scull if you need any assistance.
  • We will have an Open House for Class of 2020 on January 28, 2016, from 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
  • We will host the SISD Elementary UIL competition on January 22, 2016, from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

My Schedule This Week

Monday: On Campus

Tuesday: On Campus

Wednesday: Off Campus (AM)/On Campus (Meeting @ Ney, 1:00 p.m.)

Thursday: On Campus

Friday: On Campus