I am looking forward to the upcoming 2013-2014 school year. I know that with the collaborative effort of educators, parents and community, Memorial will continue to thrive.
During the 2012-2013 school year, Memorial continued its tradition of outscoring other schools in the same demographics on the HSPA. I am confident that we will continue this trend during the 2013-2014 school year. We also are committed to monitoring student growth and graduation requirements. We will strive for all students to graduate with their expected graduation cohort.
We continue to offer a challenging curriculum and to offer courses that interest students. We have added 4 new innovative courses. Two of the courses are SUPA courses: web-design and entrepreneurship, and we are now offering robotics and computer repair.
The plan for Memorial is to continue to grow. Not only figuratively but also literally. The West New York Board of Education has acquired the old St. Joes building next door to Memorial, where it will house the freshman and sophomore academy. As I am writing this, there are major renovations being done to the building in order to ensure that it is equipped with technology updates and is safe and secure for our students.
At Memorial, we are not only concerned about students' academics, but their social needs as well. Memorial has a long tradition of great sports teams and co-curricular activities. I urge the students to participate in our programs outside of the classroom. Students are welcome to come in to our guidance office to learn more about the clubs, teams and communities that Memorial has to offer.
The staff of Memorial is among the best in the state. Every teacher is Highly Qualified in the subject they are teaching, and all work diligently to ensure the students get the best education possible. The support staff is always willing to help to make sure the school runs like a well-oiled machine.
I look forward to the upcoming school year and all that 2013-2014 has in store for Memorial High School. I wish the best of luck to our students for a successful and productive school year.
Scott Wohlrab, Principal