Principal's Welcome

August 13, 2019

Dear Students and Parents,

I hope you are enjoying a wonderful summer. I also hope you are relaxed, recharged, and ready to start a new school year. I am delighted that you are part of our amazing learning community. I welcome and value your positive energy and dedication to excellence in education and I look forward to working with you and your student(s).

All signs point to another incredible and productive school year. Our skilled and devoted staff are already planning and preparing for your student(s). Our enthusiastic office team is registering new families, ordering needed materials, and updating student files. Our hard working and conscientious custodians have spent the entire summer thoroughly cleaning the facility. I am honored to begin my third year as principal. I am excited and eager to continue the work that has been accomplished over the last two years.

The teachers, staff and I will work hard to continue the legacy of success established by OHS by building strong relationships with parents, students, and community partners. We will continue to focus on character education initiatives, the use of data to drive instruction, and provide consistent implementation of the curriculum in a rigorous manner in order to continue to increase student achievement. Our goal is to provide academic experiences that are rigorous, relevant, and help build relationships while making real-world connections.

Although academic success is key, I continue to encourage students to be involved in school activities that will better prepare them for success after high school and create lasting memories. It is important that each student find a sport, activity, club, and/or service area of interest that allows for participation in our school community. This involvement fully encompasses the qualities of The ONY Way.

I eagerly look forward to greeting students and families again. It remains an honor and privilege to serve as your principal. Please stop by and say “hello”. Together, I know we will make this school year one of growth and achievement for all students.

Dracy McCoy