Welcome to Reed-Custer High School for the 2023-2024 school year. I am beyond excited to be writing this letter for the first time as the new Reed-Custer High School Principal. It is always exciting to begin a new school year, giving each student a fresh start and the opportunity to build on past successes. We encourage all students to get off to a good start and get involved at RCHS. We also want parents to be involved in their student’s education and in the school community. It is the shared responsibility of parents, staff and students to ensure that students learn and grow throughout the educational process. In addition, RCHS is committed to provide the safest, most positive learning environment we can. To help us achieve this goal. We will continue to focus on improving our safety drills and our ALICE protocol for crisis situations.
Our Teacher Leader team and committees are excited to continue to improve in the area of college and career readiness. We will continue our annual College and Career fair in the fall, and will implement additional dual credit course offerings. Students will have the opportunity to obtain a College and Career Pathway Endorsement on their diplomas. To maximize student learning and to minimize distractions, we have altered our electronic device policy. Also, to further enhance student safety, students will be required to put backpacks/book bags in their lockers. Lastly, we are changing our bell schedule in order to be more responsive to student needs.
We encourage students to become involved in as many activities as possible. RCHS will be entering its fifth year in the Illinois Central Eight (ICE) Conference, after several decades in the I-8 conference. Good luck to all of our extra and co-curricular teams as they compete for ICE conference and IHSA championships throughout the school year. We are looking forward to our second year of an all-weather field and anticipate filling our new bleachers with fans cheering on our Comet teams!
I would like to wish all of you the very best for a happy and successful school year. I am proud to be your principal and a part of the great tradition of excellence at Reed-Custer. I encourage each of you to do your best, work hard, and bring a positive attitude to school every day so that you can reach your true potential.