by Mr. Mueller, Principal
On the first day of the second semester I appeared on West G TV to give a, “State of the School” update. For those who were absent, or otherwise distracted during my HR presentation, here is a summary of my remarks about achievement and expectations at West Geauga High School at the mid-point of the 2003-04 school year.
Achievement - West G. students continue to demonstrate outstanding academic achievement. Our record as an “Excellent” high school reflects your dedication and focus on learning. Congratulations! You have set a high standard and we expect that you will continue to excel in the classroom.
Athletics - Our teams have enjoyed outstanding seasons in virtually every sport. Teams and individuals have won numerous championships and awards and we are competing for a variety of titles during the winter sport season. Good Luck and Go Wolves!
Sportsmanship - We have worked very hard to earn the O.H.S.A.A. Harold E. Meyer Ethics and Integrity in Athletics Sportsmanship award for the last four years. This award reflects the pride of our school and community. It also explicitly states our intention of being courteous and gracious hosts to our opposing teams and communities. This year has seen a dramatic increase in attendance by our student body at our athletic contests. I am repeating our requirement and expectations, which are posted in the “Wolvarena” and Howell Field, that only RESPECTFUL behavior is acceptable at West G. events. As I said in January, you have my word that I will relentlessly support good sportsmanship.
Student Conduct - No sugar coating - The hall passes have got to stop. Learning is our bottom line - you can’t learn if you’re not in class - or if you’re violating any of the rules in our handbook. Be sure you are clear on the following:
- Get to class on time, ready to learn (with materials).
- No food outside of the cafeteria.
- No headphones or electronic devices. Ø Observe the dress code.
- RESPECT one another (including staff & community members).
Short and sweet, isn’t it? Our staff will hold every student to these simple, reasonable rules. These expectations should not surprise anyone, so be prepared to comply with ALL of our rules. I know you do (or can) every day!
OGT - 9th and 10th grade students will take parallel Ohio Graduation Tests during the week of March 15th - 19th. Testing will occur from 7:30 - 9:30 a.m. Grades 11 and 12 students will report to school at 9:30 a.m. on those days. Parents will be notified in our quarterly PAW newsletter. Test results will be mailed to all parents and results will be used for scheduling and recommendation purposes. We will provide more information about the importance of these exams in separate class assemblies.
Work hard during the second semester. Remember - “It’s always a great day to be a Wolverine!”