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Welcome Back Letter for the 2017 - '18 School Year

August 01, 2017

Dear Students, Parents, and Guardians,

“I see you!”

In recent months, I have heard people say this to others. It seems to generally be used as a way of acknowledging a person for an accomplishment or something well done. Finding this interesting, I took a little bit of time to learn about the expression. The reading that I did led me to understand that it is a greeting that is used among tribes in Africa, and the greeting carries with it an acknowledgment of the person that goes beyond a normal greeting in western civilization. It is a deeper acknowledgement and validates and honors the person being greeted.

As we get prepared to start the new year, I am looking forward to seeing the many accomplishments that our students will earn, both in the classroom and out, and when they do something significant, they might hear their principal say, “I see you!”

The excitement will officially get started on Wednesday, August 16, 2017, when students return for their first full day of classes! The doors will open at LHS this year at 7:15 a.m.; the warning bell will ring at 7:35 a.m., and the tardy bell will ring at 7:42 a.m. The school day will still end at 2:37 p.m.

There are a couple of other events that I would like to let you know about. We will have our Freshmen and New Student Orientation on Thursday, August 10, at 7:00 p.m., and we will host an Open House at LHS on Monday, August 14, at 7:00 p.m. Open House is open to all students and their parents/guardians.

I am looking forward to seeing students back in the hallways! The hallways and classrooms are cleaned and waxed, and the floors are so shiny, one can just about see their reflection in them!

Student schedules will be distributed to our freshmen and new students at Orientation, and our upperclassmen will receive theirs at Open House and on the first day of school.

I am looking forward to an outstanding school year! I will “see you” soon!

Love. Learn. Lead.

Go Red Raiders! 

All the best to you and yours!

Sincerely,

Mr. Eisler, Principal

London High School

A Message From Mr. Eisler

Love. Learn. Lead.

February 01, 2017

Dear Parents/Guardians,

“The function of education, therefore, is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically … Intelligence plus character – that is the true goal of education.” Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote these words in 1947. As we work to educate our students today, I am mindful of the fact that his words still ring true. We need people who are intelligent and thoughtful – willing to weigh and consider the matters of their lives and the matters of our times and to do what is right – to make a positive difference in the world. This thinking – and eventually the doing – needs to be anchored by character. Intelligence and thinking without character is a recipe for negative outcomes. As I have considered these matters, I have thought about how to convey this message to our young people.

As many of you know, each Thursday at LHS we have a common theme, “Think About It Thursday.” I close the morning announcements by asking our students to think about their futures and the goals and dreams they are chasing. To do this, they need to be learning. What I am convinced of, though, is that there needs to be more. In addition to knowledge-building, there needs to be character, and of course, eventually there needs to be action – leadership. The world needs people who are willing to do what needs to be done – to do what is right. As I contemplated this, the thoughts came to me for how I could capture this message.

Love. Learn. Lead.

Everything should begin with love. As I have thought about this, I have thought about the times when I have been disrespected and treated poorly, and I have thought about the times when I have disrespected and treated others poorly and the negative, unfortunate ramifications of it all. In all of these circumstances, if love had been brought to the situation and prevailed, the outcomes would have been much better and not damaging. We see this played out on the larger stages of life, too – in the communities in which we live and in the world in which we dwell.

The outcome of education should be learning. The acquisition of knowledge, skills, and the ability to think is important for all of us because we live in a complex and ever-changing world. The knowledge, skills, and thinking capabilities we acquire through our learning experiences help us to make better sense of the world around us and help to empower us to make better decisions that will help us move forward as people and as a society.

Leaders are needed. They are needed in our families, our communities, and in the world. I have heard people talk about the fact that so very often the success of any organization comes down to leadership. The world needs people who are willing to have the courage to do what needs to be done – to do what is right. Without these people, things fall apart and successes are not attained.

As I consider my role as an educator, I have a keen awareness of the importance of learning, and that learning must be anchored to character and anchored to a view of someday doing and leading – making a positive difference in the world. Character education is important, and I wanted to give you some of the background about this slogan you will be hearing in the coming weeks and months.

I believe in life-long learning. It is necessary for us to always be learning and growing, and with regard to these three concepts – loving, learning, and leading – I am reflecting on how I can get better at all of them. I can’t think of a single place where I go that would not benefit from my continued development in these areas and bringing them to bear. My hope is that our young people will take this message to heart and will work to grow in these capacities, as well, because I can’t think of any place they would go – or where any of us would go – that wouldn’t benefit from all of them, and all of us, being better and stronger in the areas of loving, learning, and leading.

Educationally Yours,

Mr. Eisler, Principal

London High School


 
 
 
 
 
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