"Today we learn, tomorrow we lead."
As the first quarter comes to a close and the seasons change, I would like to extend my appreciation to everyone in the Titan Community. We have had a very exciting 1st quarter. Our Choral Ensemble, The Echoneers, performed at the Baltimore Leadership Academy, we hosted the Board of Education meeting on October 7, inducted our new AVID members, started our Coach Class+ program, and most recently celebrated our school with Spirit Week and Homecoming. We look forward to many more celebrations that highlight our school and students.
My new role as principal has been exciting and I have enjoyed visiting many classrooms, attending student functions and games, meeting with groups of students, teachers and leadership team members, parent and community members. I attended my first Parent-Teacher-Student Association meeting and many activities are planned for the upcoming year, including plans for the post-prom function. We encourage parents to show their support by joining the PTSA.
In an effort to increase communication between the home and school, Baltimore County Schools introduced BCPS One; a one stop portal for monitoring student grades, provides school information and teacher websites. Our goal is to 100% parent/guardian activation. If you have not activated your account, please contact the school if your require assistance.
Blueprint 2.0 is a strategic plan to establish goals and measurable objectives for our school system. The four key areas are: Academics, Safety and Security, Communication and Organizational Effectiveness. As we set our goal to produce College and Career Ready students, we will also improve our focus for communication. Beginning in November, we will send via email to each parent and guardian, electronic newsletters. The newsletters will highlight important events happening at New Town High School. The newsletter will contain calendar events, school cultural and athletic events, class news events, and PTSA information.
As we move forward to meeting our school goal to be the best high school in Baltimore County and the state of Maryland, we ask for your continued support. Prompt arrival to school for students and attendance is a vital component to our school success. Parents are reminded that school starts at 7:35am and we urge your child’s prompt arrival to school. We will continue to investigate ways to improve our school and welcome parent’s input and contributions. Thank you for your support and we look forward to an amazing school year.
Kevin L. Whatley