Dear Hilhi Families,
Welcome to the 2017-2018 School Year!
I am thrilled and honored to be your Principal and to serve our learning community. For those of you new to Hilhi, we are thrilled to welcome you to the Spartan family, and for those families returning, welcome back to another exciting school year!
We will be enrolling nearly 1,300 students this fall, and we are eager to welcome our new freshmen class, all of our new students in grades 10-12, and looking forward to an amazing year as our seniors begin their last year in high school!
Hilhi is an outstanding school with a rich tradition of excellence, school spirit, and immense pride. I am very impressed with the academic options and opportunities available to all Hilhi students. In addition, I am so appreciative of the relentless focus on learning from our teachers, students, and community. As a comprehensive high school, we get to showcase our students as they excel in our academic program, successfully participate in athletics and activities, and display their talents in our fine and performing arts programs.
Our staff is ready for the challenges and opportunities this school year will bring. We understand we need to continue to ensure each and every student achieves at a high level and is challenged. In addition, we have several important focus areas for us this year: we need to continue to create meaningful and stronger relationships with students as it is important teachers know each of their student’s name, need, and strength and students know adults care for them; we need to improve our student attendance rate and we need your support in this goal and make sure your student attends school each and every day; and we want to make sure every student enrolls in courses that lead them to be College and Career prepared after they graduate from Hilhi!
I encourage you to get to know your Guidance Counselor, stay connected to your student’s teachers, and help keep your student focused and organized. We are all in this together, and we are here for you whenever you need our support.
We are extremely excited to make the 2017-2018 school year an amazing one. I am honored to be part of the Hilhi family and look forward to the year…GO SPARTS!
Lou Bailey, Principal