Dear Parents, Guardians and Students:
It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to Odessa High School for the 2014-2015 school year. The faculty, staff and administration are excited to have this opportunity to assist in the building of your child for the future.
It is our Mission at Odessa High School to provide the opportunity for all students to learn at high levels so they are prepared for success in life including college, career, and achieving their dreams.
We are committed to this mission and have a plan to help more students achieve even greater success. We are enlisting you in this effort to make our mission a reality for all of our students.
As I write to you, the OHS team is working to develop our
shared commitments to this mission. We
are also focusing our attention to provide a narrow focus on the “Essentials”,
leaving behind the idea that we have to teach everything, sacrificing the time
it takes to evaluate and reteach what’s most important for the students to
learn and master.
This year, our focus will be on having an understanding of
your child’s educational progress and needs and to share with you goals for
their progress. It is critical that each
student understand their role in accomplishing this task including as well
their responsibility for positive behavior, good attendance, and making a
positive contribution to the culture of our great school.
If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to call on
Gregory C. Nelson, M. Ed.