The Jasper – Troupsburg Junior/Senior High School is a place where Learning is Valued and Successes are Celebrated. My desire is to see our students become successful in their own chosen path. The most important attribute our students need to foster is that of hard work. Through hard work, students can achieve success. Our job as educators is to provide the students with the skills that they need to be successful. Our teachers and staff are working toward that end to ensure each student can chart a course that leads to success.
As we began the school year, I challenged the students to think about what success looks like for them on an individual basis. It may mean monetary success, career success, or any number of things, but I asked them to consider what it means to be content. Through contentment, when a student is satisfied with their career and life goals, they will find their own individual success.
With that being said, the Jasper – Troupsburg Junior/Senior High School Faculty and Staff will challenge students to be high achievers in their academics and their extracurricular activities. We are excited to offer new courses this year that will provide new learning opportunities – everything from Anatomy and Physiology to our new Business Electives. We are fully implementing Thinking Maps at the High School level, STEM Scopes will be utilized in our Junior High Science Curriculum and we will be looking at ways to improve our students’ writing abilities as they strive for academic success. Additionally, we will start the process of reviewing the newly released Next Generation New York Learning Standards and aligning our curriculum accordingly.
We continue to offer excellent extra-curricular opportunities from our athletic programs to clubs and activities such as Marching Band, Academic All-Stars, FFA and Yearbook. This year we will see the addition of a drama production in the spring that will provide another creative outlet for our students.
In everything, we look forward to a great year with our high school students and we hope you join us in supporting our students as they chart their path to success.
Christopher D. Parker