Principal's Pen - December 2018

Principal's Pen - December 2018
Posted on 12/03/2018
This is the image for the news article titled Principal's Pen - December 2018It is difficult to believe that we have almost reached the end of 2018 and the close of our first semester. The holidays are approaching and everyone is busy decorating and preparing to enjoy time with friends and family. It is another busy month at CTHS as well.

Our engineering and robotics students have been working long hours to wrap, stack, and build their display of over 4,000 canned goods for the City of Pasadena’s annual Can-Do food drive. Their work is on display at the Pasadena City Hall during December if you have time to stop in and see their work.

December also provides another opportunity for students to demonstrate mastery on the state required STAAR examinations. Students who are yet to complete successfully will be retesting during the week of December 3-7. Our teachers and specialists are providing specific tutorial opportunities for these students to enhance their knowledge and their testing experience.

Our Child Guidance pathway will be hosting their annual Polar Express Night on Thursday, December 6 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Snow, waffles, Christmas treats, and pictures with Santa will be available. All tickets must be prepaid and are available at the Child Guidance office.

Final examinations for the semester begin on Wednesday, December 19 through Friday, December 21. Students will have two examinations on both Wednesday and Thursday and finish on Friday morning with three exams. Both Wednesday and Thursday are full school days. On Friday, school is dismissed at 11:30 a.m. Please encourage and support your student to study and prepare for their exams, rest their bodies and minds, and come to school on those days prepared to do their very best. Please do not schedule appointments or early travel plans that would cause students to miss their examination days at the end of the semester. Students who are absent from final exams will receive a grade of zero and must arrange time after school to complete their exams when we return from the holidays.

Students will return from the Christmas and New Year holidays on Wednesday, January 9, 2018.
From all of us at CTHS, we wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas and a safe, healthy, and prosperous New Year in 2019.

Steven Fleming
Lewis Career & Technical High School