Welcome to the 2017-18 School Year!
As we begin the 2017-18 school year, it brings thoughts to mind of looking forward to the future and also looking at past school years. The memories of the past may include friends and acquaintances, past achievements, and teachers who have played a large part in who we are now. When we look forward, we may be excited and also a bit apprehensive about what lies ahead for us. Any sort of change may be difficult, but the start of a new school year should also be filled with anticipation of what may be. Our goal at Northwest High School is to prepare each student for the choices and the challenges they face after they leave our halls and classrooms.
At Northwest, we believe the students who are the best-prepared are the students who are actively involved in all our school has to offer. Statistics indicate that the students who achieve the most in high school are the students who are involved in some type of extra or co-curricular activity. We offer many opportunities for students at Northwest to get involved. Please utilize the opportunities to the fullest because it will make your high school years a much richer experience. Our Board of Education, administration, faculty and staff support and invest a great deal of time and resources into these activities and realize how important they are for our students.
We at Northwest High School also know that student success does not occur without a great deal of effort and teamwork. The greatest success comes when students, parents, teachers and administrators all work and communicate together to reach the common goal of student achievement. Everyone has a unique role to play in this success and we all must respect each other’s efforts to make education work well. We encourage students and parents to ask questions if something is not understood. Communication works best when it travels in both directions.
This year we welcome some new staff members to the Northwest Viking family. New teachers this year will be: Janet Burger-Spanish, Kristen Damman-Math, Kurt Harders-Science, Anthony LaRosa-Health Sciences, Chris Trampe-Social Studies. We all welcome these educators to Northwest High School and our hopes are for all of them to have successful and rewarding careers serving the students of this district.
I look forward to seeing all of you in the halls and at activities throughout this school year.
Mr. Tim Krupicka, Principal