Titan Parents and Guardians,
We are incredibly excited to start the 2017-18 school year and we continue to appreciate your trust in our staff to care for, guide, mentor and teach your children. Thanks to the community’s support for Measure I last November, we are already making improvements to our campus with the construction of a new shop with an adjoining classroom along with three additional classrooms to support our CTE Agriculture program. These facilities will be adjacent to the existing Agriculture facilities and completion is anticipated for the first part of the Spring semester.
Along with facility growth, our Advanced Placement course offerings are expanding to include Music Theory, Computer Science Principles, and Art History. Continuing with the growth theme, NHS had some of the most significant growth in Lucia Mar Unified School District for both Math and English state testing. With the CAASPP only administered to juniors, great work to the Class of 2018! These successes are a reflection of all of our work; students, staff and parents. We are incredibly proud and very energized for the work ahead.
With the installation of WiFi complete, we continue to promote a blended learning environment and many of our teachers are using Google Classroom and G-Suite to enrich student learning and expand access to curriculum and resources beyond the instructional day. Students are encouraged to use personal devices to access and produce work during and outside of the regular day. A personal device is not required and many classrooms are 1:1 with class sets of Chromebooks to supplement the curriculum.
Our commitment to your student’s success is ongoing and this year we’re thrilled to offer an after school program as well as a late bus with limited stops to support student access. All participating students will also be eligible for a free supper. High school after school programs are voluntary and unlike K-8 programs, students can come and go as they desire. Please stay tuned for more information, as our after school program will begin in mid-September.
Your involvement in your child’s education is always desired and we have developed a Parent Education Program (let’s call them PEP Talks) to improve our communication and guidance about navigating high school and preparing for college and career. We also have several opportunities for parent/community involvement through our School Site Council, English Learner Advisory Committee, and this year our Focus on Learning Teams as we are renewing our accreditation. Please contact us if you are interested.
Great things are happening at Nipomo High School, and we look forward to continuing to impress you and our entire community with pride. Titan P.R.I.D.E.!
Every Child, Every Day, Whatever It Takes!
John P. Denno, Principal