Last week we celebrated members of the Class of 2019, as students from Windsor High and Smithfield High walked across the stage to receive their diplomas. As I shook their hands, I felt confident that we had fulfilled our promise to them, by preparing them to be college ready, career ready, and life ready. Many of the graduates will be continuing their education through a two-year or four-year college. Others are heading to the military, while a significant number of them will immediately enter the workforce. We have developed programs in welding, culinary arts, cosmetology, building trades, agriculture, and nursing that equip our students with the skills and certifications to be sought after by area businesses and industry. In last week's blog I highlighted the recent Career Signing Ceremony we had for students going straight to employment from high school. All of our students have benefited from opportunities to develop the 5Cs--creativity, critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and citizenship--in each of their classes. Through deeper learning experiences offered by every teacher, and a focus on Profile of a Graduate, our students are leaving high school with skills to benefit them regardless of whether they are continuing their education or immediately entering the workforce.
So, on that note, congratulations to the newest SHS and WHS alumni. Go out and do great things in this world!
Pictures from graduation will be shared on Facebook or can be accessed through the link below: