Junior-Senior High School
General Brown Junior-Senior High School
Dear Parents/Guardians, August 2023
I would like to officially welcome all of you to the 2023-2024 school year! I hope summer was relaxing and enjoyable for everyone. Open House is scheduled for Tuesday, September 5 from 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Students will be able to print their schedules from SchoolTool starting at 4:00 PM on September 5.
I am excited to start another year as the Principal at General Brown Jr.-Sr. High School. I have worked in the District since 1994 in various roles and reside in the District with my wife and two kids. Most recently, I served as the Dexter Elementary Principal from 2014-2021. I feel honored to work with our highly qualified and dedicated staff, our wonderful students, and all of the supportive parents/guardians. Our new teachers and staff are eager to join the General Brown community and work with us to achieve the goals set forth by the District’s Strategic Action Plan. September will be a time we reconnect. I look forward to an exciting and productive year for all of us.
Mr. Joseph Folino is our Jr.-Sr. High School Assistant Principal/Athletics Director. Mr. Folino is starting his fourth year in Administration and has a strong background in Special Education. Mr. Folino and I believe in a student-centered approach making sure all students have a safe and fulfilling academic and athletic experience at General Brown. We look forward to working with our parents, students, teachers and staff and continue General Brown’s excellent tradition in education.
Mr. Brian Nortz will join our team as the Athletics Coordinator. Mr. Nortz currently serves as our Global Studies 9 teacher and has previously worked as the Athletics Coordinator. Mr. Folino and I are pleased to have Mr. Nortz assist our students in their extra-curricular activities and understand the value they have for our students and families.
Our custodians and student summer workers have readied the building for the arrival of our faculty, staff and students in September. The Main hallway and Auxiliary Gym have been painted and the hallway outside the Main Gym has been brightened up with school colors and murals to show our LION PRIDE.
The home is a student’s primary environment for learning and we are here to assist you in any way we can so your child will develop to their full potential. It is my sincere hope that all of us: parents/guardians, teachers, and staff will work together to foster our students’ enthusiasm for learning. Your assistance and cooperation is invaluable in the educational process. It takes teamwork as none of us can do it alone. I ask that you guide and support your child’s learning by ensuring that they:
· Attend school daily and arrives on time, ready for the day’s learning experience
· Complete all homework assignments given by teachers
· Share school experiences with you so that you are aware of their school life
· Inform you if they need additional support in any area or subject
I would like to invite you to visit our District website. This will serve as a resource for all upcoming events and important reminders. In addition to ParentSquare, this year we will utilize StudentSquare to allow for direct communication to students from administration, teachers, class /club advisors and coaches. This initiative will be set up to start in September.
As Principal, my door is always open and I welcome your input. I encourage you to discuss any concerns, suggestions, or ideas that you may have with me so we make our Jr.-Sr. High School the best it can be.
General Brown Jr.-Sr. High School Principal
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