Our classroom aides did an outstanding job assisting the teachers in theirpreparations for the students to arrive. Most all have gone above and beyond the call of duty on several occasions already this year.Students have been receiving some of the best meals ever served at Capital High School.We thank Mrs. Brenda Morris and the food service staff for that.Only on a few occasions have the meals been served on anything other thanstandard cafeteria trays! Recognizing the additional effort required of the cooks toprovide this added touch everyone is deeply appreciative of the changes that they haveseen so far while the food service program is undergoing a continuing transitional period.As I have remarked recently, whenever an organization - especially a largecomplex organization - experiences success in any way, shape, form, or fashion, there isno single person who can take credit for that success. Many, many people in thebackground working hard and putting forth their best efforts without seeking anypersonal recognition or gain deserves the credit for the success - not one singleindividual.
Our annual Capital High School Open House was hosted on the evening of August 30, 2012 beginning at 7:00 PM.During Open House parents were able to pass through a mock schedule of theschool day here at Capital High. The parents were afforded the same six minute walk time between classes that the students have.While they were in each classroom, parents were able to become acquainted withthe teachers, especially those they had not met before. The teachers shared with theparents their course syllabi, expectations for behavior and performance in class and theirgrading scales, among other things.The middle of our mock school day was a time for rest and relaxation from thehectic schedule being followed. Parents and students present observed lunch in thecommons during the respective lunch period (4
) of their student. This enabled usto provide parents with an opportunity to sit and recover a bit or congregate together andmeet other parents.During the lunch period, healthy snacks consisting of various fruits and juiceswere served. After the lunch periods, the schedule was resumed with all remainingclasses meeting through the completion of the regular schedule. Subsequently, our mock school day ended and everyone was able to leave and travel safely to their respectivehomes, we hope.We want to thank the many hundreds of parents who attended the Open House.Without your presence and the demonstrated concern for and support of education you soabundantly provided, the evening would not have been nearly as successful.