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Greetings, West Geauga parents and students!

August is certainly underway and it is nice to see so many of our students on campus, involved in band and athletics. I look forward to having all of our students in the halls on August 22nd when I can hear about everyone's summer experiences.

During last school year, West Geauga High School was recognized as one of America’s top schools by leading publications that include The Washington Post and U.S. News and World Report. In order to be recognized, schools have to meet particular performance indicators that include state test proficiency ratings. The magazine then collected data from each qualifying school to determine college readiness. Data collected included student to counselor ratio, Advanced Placement participation and performance, college acceptance and enrollment, and ACT and SAT participation.

Our parents, students and teachers should be proud of this national attention and recognition. It is their hard work and determination that ensures students are prepared for college and careers following high school. Congratulations!

The new school year provides opportunities for all of our students to become involved in some of the many organizations offered by our school. Whether you are freshman entering the high school or a senior taking your last high school courses, I encourage all of you to get involved. West Geauga High School provides a wealth of opportunities in academics, athletics, clubs and community service organizations. Colleges, universities and future employers look at more than just a grade point average when deciding to bring you into their organization. Get involved!

Along with involvement, it is important for everyone to set goals and learn to live outside of his/her comfort zone. Personal growth occurs when you establish what it is you want to do and continually work toward reaching the goals. Some examples of strong goals for high school students include taking increasingly rigorous course loads, getting good grades, acceptance into a certain post secondary education program, improving your character and getting involved.

West Geauga High School utilizes an advisory period in the middle of the day to allow students to work on their individual goals and school activities. The advisory period consists of a 30 minute window each day where students have opportunities built into their class schedule to work with teachers outside of the class period, meet with clubs and organizations, allow AP science students to take an extra class during the year, and provide more time for freshmen mentoring. All students will be assigned an advisory teacher who will serve as an advocate for those students.

I want to thank you for allowing us the pleasure of being a part of your child's learning day-in and day-out. Your children are your most precious gifts and we thank you for sharing them with us and allowing us to share our knowledge with them.

We look forward to an exciting 2017-2018 school year ahead. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns. 
Jay Bishop
West Geauga High School
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