Jason R. Bull
Sheboygan North High School
As the leaves and temperatures begin to fall, the transition to another season is in full swing. So, too, is the transition within the walls of the North High School learning community. Freshman students have now completely transitioned to the daily demands, pressures and nuisances of high school. Our sophomore and junior students are now back into the routines lost during a season of sun and fun. And our senior students, although focused on the many tasks at hand, are beginning to consider and plan for life after North. No matter the grade level of your child, neighbor or friend, the transitions that have occurred and continue to occur at North High School will be completely supported by each staff member through a commitment to three core beliefs. These core beliefs remain at the foundation of focus within North. Each member within the North High School learning community remains committed to and works diligently toward the attainment of deep, meaningful relationships with students, families and each other; the utilization of literacy strategies across curricular areas; and the implementation of similar rigorous, engaging curriculum within all content areas. The efforts toward the attainment of these core beliefs directly support the North High School Vision of providing every opportunity for all learners to attain their highest level of academic achievement, personal growth, and intellectual development in a safe and caring environment.
Although the core beliefs remain a constant for the students and staff of North, just like the seasons, North is an ever-changing environment. All students continue to engage in learning with the addition of Chromebooks. The use of a mobile device to engage learners shall further prepare all students for their efforts after North in the work force, the military, and post-secondary education. Soon all students will have the opportunity to utilize their ID cards for attendance purposes within study hall, the IMC, and all learning labs. This system will be more efficient, provide a most accurate record-keeping opportunity, and provide all students a sense of ownership and engagement as they self-select the location within North that is best.
All freshman, sophomore, and junior students will also participate in the ACT Suite of standardized testing. The data gathered from this series of tests will be used by students, families, and staff to better prepare each young adult for life after North. Finally, each member of the North learning community will have an opportunity to provide the North administrative team with feedback on the efforts to prepare a safe, caring, and rigorous learning environment. Please look for this survey to be available online April 1, 2015. The successful navigation of these changes will always be our core beliefs and commitment to students. It is the commitment to and efforts toward these core beliefs, that will continue to have North be a special school and place.
As North High School continues to work in partnership with parents, staff, students and community members open lines of communication are essential. I welcome your input and inquiries. Please utilize the contact infromation below as needed:
920.459.3603 or Beth Grebe at 920.459.3602