Welcome to Urbana Junior High!
I hope that everyone had a great summer, even if it was a bit unusual. As we prepare for the start of a new school year, I am excited to serve as the Urbana Junior High principal and carry on the great traditions of the Urbana School district. Last year was the first year of the “House” system which was widely successful and we can’t wait to expand on what was started last year. The goal of each House is to build relationships and to have students take ownership of their education. This creates a culture in our Junior High that has students excited to come to school each day. Amazing results happen when students are engaged, collaborating, and communicating with each other.
We are excited to get our students back in the building and continue to walk with them down their educational journey. For students to get the most out of their education we must have a strong partnership between the school and home. Please take advantage of any opportunity to be a part of your students' education. These opportunities could be in person or virtual, from parent teacher conferences to events and activities, to at home or virtual lessons. Any chance we get to have our students see the strong partnership between the school and home, the more they will feel engaged and connected to their own education.
I look forward to meeting everyone this year. Please stop by and introduce yourself when you have a chance. We ended last year and may start this year under unique circumstances, but we will give everything we have to make it a great year for our students and families! Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions via the Remind app, email, or phone.