We have the luxury of welcoming May with summer like temperatures and a Calgary Flames team that is back in the playoffs …. GO FLAMES GO!…. As our team moves forward in the playoffs against Anaheim things seem unlikely if not impossible, as the Flames have not won in Anaheim for the last eight years. The great thing about many people however is that although some circumstances seem unlikely if not impossible they manage to put the effort forward regardless, and with perseverance, are able to gleam from these situations great triumph.
An aspect of my career that I have come to appreciate is that I see students and families pursue a desired future and persevere under seemingly impossible odds. What I and they realize is that the lesson and reward is achieved in the hard work, in the desire to make tomorrow different then today and in the relationships we build with those that care, support, and challenge us as we navigate toward or goal. This year’s group of students have not disappointed and have enriched my life and renewed my faith that as this generation of young folks leave high school and move on in their lives our families and communities will certainly be richer as a result.
Our Parent Association and School Council have a few new members as a result of my plea in the last Newsletter.
We could always use more members. Our final meeting of the year is Thursday May 21st at 6:00 pm at the school. This is a great opportunity to come, observe and participate, as you considering committing to supporting the Association and Council next school year. As well the School Council is organizing an Alternative High School Staff Appreciation Luncheon. Please see the Newsletter Item for more information on how you can support this initiative and show your gratitude for the hard work of classroom staff at Alternative High School.
I appreciate the positive relationships that exist within the community of Alternative High School. Please do not hesitate to connect with you students mentor, teacher or school administration should you need clarification or have a comment you would like to share.
Mr. Don Barbor
Alternative High School