Velma Jackson High
Mark of Excellence
Velma Jackson High School 2023 - 2024 School Year
Welcome Back to School Fabulous Students
Greetings Falcon Students and Parents!
My name is Ms. M. Williams, and I will be teaching Essentials for College Literacy, Print Journalism, and Creative Writing, for the 2023 - 2024 school year. It is such a relief to be able to walk around again without having to wear a mask. Well, to be honest with you, I still wear my mask in crowds, and in school. The pandemic is over, but COVID 19 is still present today, and will probably never go away. We still have to be careful and think about ourselves and the environments that we enter. I thank God though, for the decline of that horrible virus, and I thank God for the medical personnel, scientists, and researchers for figuring out vaccinations that truly aid in the process of slowing down and narrowing this deadly virus. Parents, please encourage your children to still remain as safe as possible, and to continue to put on their masks in crowds and areas that they are unfamiliar with.
As we begin our new school year, my goals are to educate my students to the best of my ability, reach a greater level of academic success, and continue to provide for my students a safe, clean, and comfortable environment where quality learning will be their major focus as they enter room 201 daily. Those are my major goals. To my students and parents, what are your goals?
Parents, what I want from you is support when I need it, to make sure that all avenues are open for your child to remain productive if he or she should happen to "run off the track". Students, what I need from you is a commitment to come in focused and ready to do your best, and to give your all to become the successful individuals that I know you can become.
So here we go, off to start the 2023-24 school year. We had a very, very, rocky start with the tragic death of our co-worker, teacher, and friend Ms. Russell. I want to mention her here because her life did matter. The work she did for us was important, and it mattered. Though we want to get past that and move forward, I would want her to know that she really mattered, and she will not be forgotten. So if we need another reason to do our best this year, let's do it in honor of Ms. Russell. Why? Because that's exactly what she always did, her best! Her death "re-taught" me that life is simply too short. While I have breath in my lungs, I need to "LIVE" my life. There is no time to waste on silly and unproductive things. So students, I stress, just because you are young, tomorrow is not promised. So please, if you have any goals and want to make something great out of your life, get started right now!!
Thank you all for your time, and as always I can be reached at (662)468-2531. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Have a blessed day.
Ms. M. Williams
And I know it's going to be, a lovely day..........