Greetings and welcome back to all D’Evelyn students, faculty, staff, and families. I am looking forward to an outstanding 2019-2020 school year. The D’Evelyn faculty, staff, and administration have been working diligently to prepare for the year ahead. I hope that the summer break has offered all D’Evelyn students and families an important opportunity to rest and relax and enjoy the company of friends and family.
The start of the school year is an important time to renew our shared focus on the intended purpose of the D’Evelyn Junior/Senior High School program. The D’Evelyn founders created the school based in the belief that “the purpose of education is to convey an essential body of cultural knowledge to the next generation, and that a solid liberal arts education is required in order for all citizens to be effective participants in their communities.”
Entering our 26th year, D’Evelyn has a rich history of success as demonstrated by the outstanding achievements by our current students and alumni, both inside and outside of the classroom. As an institution, D’Evelyn has fulfilled its mission and obligation of preparing its students for happy, successful, and full lives.
On a personal level, I always enjoy the reminders of the important messages delivered in the D’Evelyn Founding Document. The Document states, “the principal’s primary role is to support the teaching and learning activities of the school.” My clear focus lies on my role as the day-to-day leader of the school, and I am fully prepared to lead the school in a manner that allows us to focus on the important work of excellence in teaching and learning for all students in the 2019-2020 school year.
I am hopeful that many members of our community will attend and participate in the 2019 D’Evelyn Dash. Our amazing parent volunteers have been preparing for months for this wonderful community event that is tailored to students and families of all ages. To register to participate in the D’Evelyn Dash, please visit this website: https://runsignup.com/develyndash
I look forward to welcoming back our students on August 14th, as well as parents in our Back to School Night on August 22nd. I hope that you enjoy the remainder of your summer.
Josh Griffin, Principal