This is going to be the best year ever! Let this be the year that we learn together.
Have fun together.
Take risks and face challenges together.
Make mistakes—together. We will make mistakes, but that is okay. All of us make them, we learn from our mistakes; they are opportunities for us to grow.
Let this be the year that you try something new, not just for the grade, but also for the experience.
Let’s use technology, not just to communicate, but also to innovate.
Let’s work to think critically.
In high school you will not be the same person that you were when you first entered. That is okay. Be yourself and accept others for who they are. Embrace diversity. Respect each other.
Welcome to the new year, it is a new beginning.
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