Principal’s Message

Amazing Raider Families,

“Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.” ~ James A. Michener

The last quarter of the school year is always the hardest. It is packed with state testing, AP testing, spring sports and playoffs, Prom, gradnite and graduation. It is also the time for jubilation for many seniors as they receive their acceptance letters from college. Others may feel defeat as they don’t get into the college of their choice. It feels overwhelming, and we may want to give up because we are barely keeping our heads above water. However, this is also the time of the year when we show others just how strong we are mentally because it is in difficult times that the true nature of our characters takes over. As author, James Michener said, “Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.” People who succeed do not give up after one try. They continue to get up and try again. Raiders, I encourage you to not give up; rather, choose the positive aspects of your mental strength to propel you to the finish line. You can do this!