Dear Canyon Lake High School Community:
As the calendar turns to October, it marks not only the close of the first month of school, but also the close of the first six weeks grading period. We have had a great start to the school year, with many successes to celebrate. The first annual Homecoming Parade and Pep Rally was a wonderful event for our school and community. The Canyon Lake High School feeder pattern was well represented with the participation of all feeder pattern schools in both the parade and pep rally. Many of our student groups have also begun activities and I hope your student chooses to participate in the many clubs and organizations CLHS has to offer. I would like to take this opportunity to make you aware of two of our campus goals this year: improve student attendance rate and improve STAAR performance in writing.
Our attendance rate goal for this year is 98%. Last year our attendance rate was 94%; our current year to date attendance rate remains at around 94%. We will be working as a staff to examine our school systems with the goal of improving student attendance. Without a doubt, we will need the support of our parents and students in meeting our campus goal. I encourage you to ensure your child is coming to school when healthy as well as having your student to school on time. It is my belief that in working together we can reach our attendance goal of 98%.
Improving writing is a top priority for our campus. As a campus we have emphasized the importance of critical writing skills across content areas. The ability of a student to write critically about what they have learned encourages a greater depth of understanding of a given topic. I believe our emphasis on writing improvement will not only benefit our campus in terms of STAAR performance, but will also lead to student academic growth in various content areas.
In conclusion, I want thank you for sharing your student with us every day. I have really appreciated our community support at Open House, the CISD College and Career Fair and the various sporting events this year. As we progress through this year, and in order to reach our campus goals, we will need your continued support. If I can help you in any way, please feel free to contact me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 830-885-1700. I hope you will find me and the staff responsive to you.
Hawks Rise Above,
Canyon Lake High School