Kamlowsky's Korner

Spring Mills High School

December 22, 2020

Spring Mills Families,

As we wind down the last day of learning in 2020, I wanted to take the opportunity to reflect on the first part of this school year. These are some unprecedented times and our school and community have been faced with significant challenges due to COVID-19. Instead of making plans for Orientation, Homecoming, and winter concerts we had to reimagine school to be as safe and secure as possible while also making the transition to remote learning for students.

This has presented each one of us with new obstacles that we never before thought we may have to find a way around. Thanks to the WVDE Color Map, the road itself has not always been smooth or predictable. There have been plenty of bumps and potholes and even a few detours. But in traveling that road, we have seen great things from our staff, students, and their families. We watched as our fall sports teams gave us some brief relief from the everyday stress of the pandemic. In October, we saw our students turn in some of the best SAT School Day scores in the state. We have had an outpouring of support from parents to our staff in the form of food and gifts to lift our spirits. And just recently, we had three teachers complete their National Board Certification.

While the obstacles of the pandemic will likely last through the spring and, possibly, into summer, the resolve of the people in the Spring Mills community and our staff has given me hope for what lies ahead. The momentum we were gaining prior to COVID-19 will soon resurface and we will get back to the important work of making Spring Mills the best high school in West Virginia. In the short term, we will continue to do everything we can for your child to try and ensure their success.

In closing, on behalf of the administration and staff in Cardinal Country, I want to wish you all a safe and happy holiday season. Let us enjoy the magic of these next few days and then welcome 2021 as a chance to move forward.

Be safe and be well, always.

Jason Kamlowsky

Principal, Spring Mills High School
Berkeley County Schools
499 Campus Drive | Martinsburg, WV 25404
Phone: 304.274.5141 | Fax: 304.274.5144