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Principal's Message


Ronda Clingman Panther Nation,

            I pray all are well as we continue to face circumstances that have challenged the resolve of our community, the United States, and people around the globe.  The members of our community have a long history of coming together to work together to lift one another and persevere through difficult times.  It brings me great pride to be a part of this team that works so well together and for each other. 

            I want to congratulate our students and families on their work and effort of completing the remote learning work.  I want to send great appreciation to our staff for their hard work and efforts to continue to deliver high quality instruction to our students.  It has been a learning experience for everyone, and a time for a positive growth mindset.  The commitment and effort by students, families and staff to education during this time of remote learning has been inspirational.  We will continue to give the same high quality effort for the month of May to finish the school year Panther Nation Strong. 

There will always be someone at the school Monday-Friday from 9:00-2:00 to assist you.  We are usually here beyond 4:00, but ask that you call ahead to make sure.  Packet pickup will continue to be on Fridays and you may drop off completed work any time.  We have a container located outside the main doors that you can deposit your work in. 

*Today you are receiving a progress report and a letter explaining the progress report.  We do not need this progress report returned. 

*You are also receiving a survey that we are asking each family to please complete and return in the self-addressed envelope that has been provided. 

*Any family that ordered and paid for spirit wear can pick up the items beginning on Tuesday, May 5th.  If you have any question you can call the school.

*If any family has ordered and paid for class pictures, you may also come by the school and pick this up.  We do have some additional pictures available for purchase on a first come basis.  These are $13.00.

*Year books have not arrived at this time, but when they do we will share an opportunity for pickup. 

*In the coming weeks you will receive information on opportunity to pick up student personal belongings that are here at school. 

*We will also share in the plans for end of year procedures in the coming weeks. 

*Lunch ‘Grab and Go’ will continue through the month of May.  Pick up is available from 11:30-12:30.  The next day breakfast will be also given at this time.  Stop by and let us know how many meals are needed for the children between the ages of 1-18. 

          Thank you for your continued support of your children, community and school.  We have missed the days with the students on campus, but will cherish the opportunity again.  We are Blessed and must continue to face each day with positivity and a growth mindset.  Smile and love each day.

I appreciate you and want each of you to know you are in my thoughts and prayers.


Joseph Ortiz