Principal's Message


Sue Passaro

Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! I’m looking forward to getting started on another successful year. Many of our teachers completed curriculum work this summer, and have planned new projects and lessons that will engage our students. Our ultimate goal is to prepare graduating students for college or career. There are multiple pathways to graduation and a variety of courses and programs which can be tailored to meet the needs of every student.

Two of the most critical factors in student 
success are establishing regular attendance, and being prepared for all classes. In a 40-minute class, teachers may demonstrate a process, review for a quiz, give individual instruction, or assign collaborative groups. It is difficult for students to get the benefits of all these classroom activities when they are absent. Our teachers are also integrating technology within classes. It is important that students bring a charged Chromebook to school daily. The best way to accomplish this is to keep the school’s charger at home and charge the device at night. Thank you, parents, for your home support.

After school help is available every Monday, 
Tuesday, and Wednesday. We encourage students to take advantage of this time. We want students to take challenging classes, and being successful sometimes means putting in some extra time after school. After school sports begin at 3:15 or later. Ninth period, then, is a perfect time to complete homework or get extra help.

Please contact me with any questions or 
concerns that you have at any time. I look forward to meeting our seventh graders and new students and welcoming back returning students.

Sincerely,

Susan Passaro, Argyle JR/SR High School Principal