|Lomas, Dr. Ana||Principal|
As the 2012-2013 school year ends, I find myself reflecting on the experiences I have had as principal of Evergreen Valley High School. Many of the most memorable experiences are those where we have come together as a community (parents and staff) to make a difference in the lives of students. I’m sure many of you as parents and community members have come to realize what we as educators know: Being involved in the education of students, allows us not only to touch the future, but to shape the future.
To the families of the students in the Class of 2013, I offer a special thank you. By being a parent, guardian, relative, mentor, teacher, advisor, and/or friend to our seniors, you have shaped the future. Your time, effort, patience, and pain are greatly appreciated by our staff and surely by that special senior you cheered for on graduation day
For the future EVHS freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors, remind them that they should have fun this summer because it is very easy to become overwhelmed by everything they have to do when school resumes on Tuesday, August 13th. As the first day of school approaches, share the following time-management tips with your teenager:
- Make a to-do list: Include homework assignments, chores, and athletic practice, etc. Estimate the time you will need for each task and see if they all fit into your daily schedule.
- Prioritize: Think about which items on your list are most important. Plan to tackle those items first.
- Pare down: If you can’t fit everything into your schedule, you will need to cut back somewhere. Instead of skimping on sleep, try to drop some activities. Ask yourself if you really need to be on a school committee or work more than 10 hours per week.
- Use waiting time wisely: Waiting for a ride after school? Pull out your homework. Got time before dinner? Get started on your chores. If you turn waiting time into work time, you will be surprised at how much more you can get finished.
- Take breaks: Life shouldn’t be all work. Make sure your schedule includes plenty of time for sleep, exercise and fun too!
Have a great summer vacation and finally to the future success of all EVHS students in the 2013-2014 school year, a notable quote from John F. Kennedy, “May your fears never hold you back from pursuing your hopes.”