A Message from Principal Briquelet!

 

Greetings Saxons!

I hope this letter finds you happy and in excellent health. It is hard to believe that I have been back at Loara for nearly two years already-the time is definitely flying! Before we know it, graduation will be upon us and we will be at Glover Stadium saying farewell to nearly 600 seniors.

There has been a great deal going on at Loara High over the past few years, so I thought you might like to know what we are working on as a staff:  

  • We are collaborating within Professional Learning Communities to refine instructional practices and find ways to infuse our classrooms with appropriate rigor, greater relevance, and positive relationships. This is most evident in our implementation of the Common Core Standards and our renewed efforts to help students become college and career ready.

  • We are studying and implementing research-based instructional strategies.

  • We are using relevant data to drive instruction, develop interventions, and allocate vital resources.

  • We are implementing Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) as a framework for providing students with a safe, orderly and welcoming school.

  • We are improving communication between all stakeholders and working to encourage parent involvement in the education process.

  • We are striving to both teach and model our PBIS motto "R.I.S.E." in every endeavor, whether academic, co-curricular, or extra-curricular. R.I.S.E. is an acronym for respect, integrity, scholarship, and excellence.

I must also mention that our school is incredibly fortunate to be working with the Loara High School Alumni Association. These Saxons from years past have come together with a vision for supporting our school community, and they already have a variety of projects in mind. In fact, they are presently helping us take a very deserving group of students on a fieldtrip to the Long Beach Aquarium in May. We are truly appreciative of our alumni's efforts, and I have no doubt we will achieve great things together on behalf of Loara High School in years to come.

In closing, I want you to know that it is both an honor and a privilege to work in these hallowed halls with such incredible students and staff. Although I did not have the good fortune to attend Loara High School as a student, I am tremendously proud to be the Saxon's principal, and I hope you are equally proud to be part of Loara's tradition of excellence. Remember, once a Saxon, always a Saxon!

 

Warmest regards,

 

John Briquelet
Principal
Loara High School