Welcome to the final marking period of the year! I trust that everyone had a very restful Spring Break, and I’m excited to have everyone back in school as we begin our sprint toward the end of the year. Time will be flying as these next few weeks go by, and it’s important that everyone keep their academic focus as the days get longer, the weather warms, and it becomes more tempting to put school work aside for other activities.
Our kids never fail to impress me at Henley, and these past couple of months have been no exception. We’ve seen tremendous success from our robotics team and our academic bowl team with both having opportunities to move to high levels of state and national competitions. Our students had great showings at the annual science fair and National History Day competitions with some moving on to the next level in a few weeks.
We’ve got a lot of things going on a Henley during these final couple of months of school. In April we have our last full-school dance of the year, our annual Track and Field Day, a model UN field trip to Washington DC, and visits from our rising sixth grade students. In May comes SOL testing, the Wallops Island trip, the eighth grade dinner dance, and our annual spring plays. We’ll wrap things up in June with some end of year field trips and our eighth grade awards assembly which will take place on the last day of school at 10:00 in the Henley gym.
There’s lots to be proud of at Henley this year, and many great activities and events to come. I look forward sharing all of these with our Henley students, and know that we are going to finish the year in a great way. Go Hornets!