Admiral's Letter - August 2017


August has arrived and we are almost ready to roll! We are so excited to start our new school year. We have some fantastic new teachers joining our staff this year and we also have added a two new Vice Principals to our ranks. We welcome you out to our Back to School Night on August 17th from 3:00 to 6:30. You will have the chance to meet all of our fine faculty and staff that evening and also have a chance to talk with our new administrative team. Please join us on August 17th.
Parents, registration will be August 9th, I hope you received our reminder post card. If you didn’t, here is the important information concerning registration:

  • 12TH GRADE REGISTRATION: 7:30am – 9:30am
  • 11TH GRADE REGISTRATION: 10:00am – 11:45am
  • 10TH GRADE REGISTRATION: 12:30pm – 3:00pm

Pictures for the yearbook and for student activity cards (required for admittance to all school sponsored activities, paying of fees and purchasing school lunch) will be taken on registration day (August 9th.) You must meet the school dress code to have your picture taken – no tank tops or hats! You must pay for picture packets at that time. No money will be accepted at Bonneville for picture packets. Remember we will be having a sophomore orientation at noon in our auditorium prior to sophomore registration. Encourage your sophomore students to attend our orientation. We will also be holding a stomp on the evening of the 9th, for all grades. The stomp will run from 6:00-8:00.

We encourage all of our students to display their I.D. badges. This will get them through our lunch lines quicker and our student I.D.’s are used in many ways throughout our school. We will be introducing three themes this year for our students. Our sophomore class we want to “Catch the Wave”, our junior class should “Ride the Wave”, and our theme for the year will be “Independently Together”. Students in each grade at the end of first quarter can earn themselves a T-Shirt with their grade level theme by achieving a 3.0 GPA, having no “N’s” or “U’s” on their citizenship and having no attendance credit loss. We want all of our students to earn their shirts by utilizing their class time and their Anchor Time that we have added in our class schedule. This Anchor Time will give teachers a chance to assess learning, see what standards have been achieved and what standards need more attention per student. We want to work together to give every student every chance to succeed, and we want all of our students to take advantage of those opportunities.
We had a fantastic year with our Bonneville cone project last year. I have met with all cone leaders in the Bonneville cone. Our theme for this year in our cone is “Be Someone’s Miracle”. The cone will be focusing on having every adult in all of our buildings to be a student’s miracle. We are excited to work within our cone and to work with all of our stakeholders in our area. This is a great area with great students and together we can make a huge difference in our student outcomes and learning abilities.
I’d like to take this time to thank our district personnel who have worked with us over the summer to improve our building. I would also like to thank all of our custodial staff that helped keep our building clean this summer. We’ve added some nice touches to the outside and inside of our building. We still have some improvements to do, but things are moving in the right direction. It has been such a pleasure to be able to be the Principal, “Admiral” at Bonneville, I look forward to working with our students as we begin school August 22rd. We have such a wonderful community and such supportive stakeholders and the support we receive from the district makes a world of difference. Bonneville is a great school, that’s why we are so excited to get back to school to see what wonderful things our students have in store for us.
See you all very soon!

Larry Hadley

Admiral Bonneville High School