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2023-24 School Year Welcome Message

Dear Fillmore High School Students and Parents/Guardians:

Welcome back to the 2023-24 school year. We are excited to have you all back and extend a special welcome to the class of 2027. We look forward to you becoming a part of our FHS family and making this year great.

Our focus lies in equipping every student with the essential skills they need to excel in their academic pursuits, career trajectories, and as engaged members of society. To achieve this, we are committed to nurturing an environment where the Four A's—Academics, Arts, Athletics, and Activities—are central to our educational approach. We hold strongly to the belief that a wide variety of activities significantly contribute to the all-around development of each student's unique strengths and abilities.

Our strength comes from our community—our students, staff, family, and friends. Together, we work to offer exceptional programs that pave the way for our students to compete and succeed at the highest level. We are committed to nurturing not just knowledge and skills but also integrity and character, shaping our students into accomplished, responsible, and valuable members of society.

We urge students to seize the opportunities at FHS. By doing so, they'll enjoy a fulfilling high school journey and be well-prepared for future challenges. I look forward to the coming school year and helping students meet their goals.

We want to thank our Guiding Coalition of teacher leaders for leading FHS in developing a new Mission, Vision, and Collective Commitments.

Mission - FHS empowers students with the skill sets to pursue their individual passions and purpose.

Vision - FHS promises that 100% of students will graduate with a post-secondary plan and be prepared for further education and career opportunities.

Collective Commitments (Core Values)
    We commit to building a safe, inclusive environment where the social and emotional needs are met and celebrated. (inclusive environment)
    We commit to regular positive communication with parents and students. (positive communication)
    We commit to developing students' skillsets academically, socially, and emotionally. (holistic development)
    We commit to professional growth through collaboration and proactively responding to improve student learning outcomes. (continuous improvement)

Welcome to FHS—we look forward to a great year together.

Go Flashes!
Keith Derrick
Principal - Fillmore High School