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Puckett’s Parting Words


Hello Islander Students – As we head into summer, I would like to congratulate you for finishing the school year in a very positive way.   Next year you will be one year older and moving up. We will welcome a new Freshman Class.

I have all the confidence in you to set the positive pace modeling our school motto: Integrity-Innovation-Inspiration. What does this really mean in the actions that will lead our school?

Integrity – Being truthful, respecting differences, confronting concerns and issues using a positive approach, expect good intentions of everyone, promoting positive spirit, promoting positive sportsmanship, show loyalty to our school and community.

Innovation – Try new ideas, use creativity to problem solve, use creativity in your academics. Don’t be afraid of risks. Be different – it is okay.

Inspiration – Show our new students in a positive way how to be successful in their new environment. Use words, conversations and personal interactions to help encourage our new students. Avoid the cliques. Be inclusive of every student you come into contact with. Say hello to someone you don’t know and ask them if there is anything you can do to help them get adjusted to the new start of the year.

Summer will hopefully bring some rest to you and will also give you time to get out of the usual school routine. Enjoy your family and hopefully you will get a chance to go on a family vacation. If you are going off to camps be safe. I always worry about students during the summer when many things are going on (swimming, hiking, rafting, camping, 4th of July fireworks).

I look forward to next year. The first day of school is September 8, 2015.

Have a great summer!  Wooh! hoo!


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