From 1994 until 2014 I had the pleasure of working with so many great students. If you earned an A or struggled to pass, I appreciated your efforts equally. If you were enrolled in any class from Principles of Technology to Physical Science or AP I hope you took something away from the course. The day I told you to put away your phone is forgotten, but the day you figured out how to make an experiment work is still a fond memory. Thank you for everything you taught the guy standing at the board.
The staff at our school deserves much more credit than they will receive. The list of talented and brilliant teachers that I met on my first day made me proud to join the school. Over the years, as many have retired, they have been replaced by younger and equally gifted educators. Good luck to you. My days would never have been the same without everyone else. From secretaries to classroom support, the library staff to the custodians, coaches, nurses, and more - equally important and just as special. This school has been blessed with some great administrative leaders along the way too.
My classroom was decorated with the pennants you will see below. A few of them were on the wall for only a year, but some were there since I started. I told the students their mark would always be in my classroom. On this site they can be represented for a very long time. They left a mark on me forever.
Thank you so very much,
J. N. Haine
- Zbigniew Herbert
If you plan a journey let it be a long one
a traveling seemingly aimless a groping wandering
that you might learn the roughness of the earth not merely looking but touching
and challenge the world with the skin of your body
And if you already acquire the knowledge keep it silent
relearn the world again like the Ionian wiseman
taste the water and fire the air and the earth for
they will remain when everything transpires
and the journey too will remain though yours no longer
So if there is a journey let it be a long one
a real journey from which no traveler returns
a world repeated an elementary journey
a talk with the elements a question with no answer
a pact enforced after a battle
a great reconciliation