Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year. As in the past, EXETER UNION HIGH SCHOOL staff, students, and parents will continue to work together to support the goal of our mission statement: In partnership with students, parents and the community, we will deliver the highest quality educational experience for every student.
As we begin this school year I am confident that our students will continue to demonstrate Monarch PRIDE. PRIDE being the acronym which stands for Purpose, Responsibility, Integrity, Duty, and Excellence. We continue to have students exemplify PRIDE in the classroom, in the arenas of competition, and within our community.
Our teachers and School Board, in an effort to provide greater time for teachers to develop best instructional practices, have approved an Early Release to be included within our weekly bell schedules. We have made adjustments to our bell schedule that will conclude the school day at 1:00 pm on Wednesdays.
A culture of academia is driving enhanced student counseling services, new college/career preparatory classes and college aligned courses continue to be developed for our students. In addition, programs designed to support students and connect academics to career opportunities has strengthened. The Linked Learning program in Agriculture and Graphic Arts Media Entertainment (GAME) will provide cohorts of 9th,10th, 11th and 12th grade students pathways that connect school to career. This includes enhanced opportunity for guest speakers, field trips, and project-based learning.
Campus beautification projects to improve classrooms continue. We added a digital marquee, refurbished our gymnasium, added a greenhouse to our farm and are looking to continue with our expanded hours in our modernized library. We will continue to use our school website as a great resource for information and celebrations. These improvements are designed to increase student learning and continue to enhance communication. We have a determination to pursue success, and continue to honor the rites, rituals and traditions that allow everyone associated with EXETER more reasons to proudly state, “I am a MONARCH”. I invite you to join us as we work to insure that EXETER is truly an exceptional school.