Welcome to the 2022-23 school year! To our returning families, we are glad to have you back!
To our new families, welcome. We are happy to have you! It is my pleasure and honor to introduce myself as the principal at Pelican Rapids High School. This is my eighth year in education, and I am excited to use my experience, openness to learning, and student-centered approach to continue promoting and supporting the wonderful things happening at Pelican Rapids High School.
Together we will continue to help Pelican Rapids Vikings students on the voyage through a rich learning environment guided by supportive and positive experiences. Our district’s commitment to providing a variety of high quality academic, arts, and athletic programs shines at Pelican Rapids High School.
I would encourage our students to take advantage of opportunities to explore potential careers, acquire up to 40 college credits, develop musical and artistic interests, and earn credits and certifications in programs such as our newly added CNA course. A collaborative effort with Pelican Valley Senior Living, the semester-long CNA course combines coursework and practical experience for students interested in health careers and nursing assistant work.
In support of our district’s goals, Pelican Rapids High School’s goals will theme around the word, BUILD. Broken into three parts, BUILD will task staff to focus on these ideas:
1. Build learning
2. Build support
3. Build success
Learning will continue to grow with our focus on updating and developing curricula and programs that offer opportunities for students and staff to grow in the classroom and the community. Building and maintaining sound support systems for all Vikings to be challenged to reach their full potential will aid in maintaining a strong graduation rate and increasing the number of graduates attending postsecondary education.
I am here to make every effort to help your child reach his/her fullest potential. The relationships between families and the school are vital to the success of our students. I encourage you to become involved in every way possible. Ask your child about his/her day. Attend events. Encourage good attendance. Check grades. Follow Pelican Rapids Social Media and website messages. Show your Viking Pride.