The beginning of the 2022-2023 school year is quickly approaching. Arcadia High School Principal Leroy Hamilton, Jr. released a message to students and parents for the upcoming school year. AHS also released its Dress Code and School Supply List (see below).
WE are AHS: Ambitious, Hardworking, and Successful! “Be a CHAMPION” was our theme for the 2021-2022 school year. Again, our major issues were COVID -19 and CONSTRUCTION. These issues caused many frustrations and forced us to be very uncomfortable. But like CHAMPIONS, we persevered, we were flexible, and we made both planned and unplanned adjustments. We did not give up or shut down. We EXCELLED, academically and athletically. We fought through the challenges, and had an outstanding school year. We graduated 35 seniors, and partnered with Weyerhaeuser to offer every student grades 9th – 12th the opportunity to take the ACT test. We also partnered with Southern University – Shreveport, and doubled our number of students taking dual enrollment classes. All of our students returned to the traditional learning setting, and we continued our use of social media (Facebook @HighArcadia and Twitter @HighArcadia). Last but not least, we celebrated increasing our School Performance Score (SPS) by more than 4 points to an 81.7/B! We had a CHAMPIONSHIP year! Our athletic programs also flourished. Baseball made the playoffs, while football and boys’ basketball made it to the 2nd round. Girls’ basketball won the District Championship, went undefeated in district play, and made it to the 3rd round (Quarterfinals) of the playoffs. Special THANKS to the faculty/staff, community, parents, guardians, and students for a CHAMPIONSHIP year!
The 2022-2023 school year is going to be full of excitement, yet still “UNDER CONSTRUCTION!” The renovating and remodeling of our campus is in the final stages. Although much progress has been made, we have not reached completion. To ensure teaching and learning is a priority, we will continue making adjustments, being flexible, and understanding of physical conditions. The administration, faculty, and staff at Arcadia High School will make decisions in the best interest of our children and families.
The road to success is always “UNDER CONSTRUCTION.” IMPROVEMENT should always be the result of CONSTRUCTION. We have CONSTRUCTED an awesome team (faculty and staff) to educate our students this year. We are continuously seeking new and exciting ways to IMPROVE in order to prepare our students for college and/or careers. We are DESIGNING and DEVELOPING a BLUEPRINT for long term success at Arcadia High School.
Thank you to the parents, alumni, and community for making my second year as a HORNET a wonderful experience! I realize that our views and perspectives on some issues will differ, but let’s continue to communicate and make decisions in the best interest of AHS (students, faculty, and staff). I will continue to be transparent and open with all stakeholders. Let’s continue to use our TOOLS for SUCCESS: 1) Building positive relationships, 2) Communicating effectively, and 3) Holding each other accountable for student success. Again, thanks for allowing me to be a HORNET!
Leroy Hamilton, Jr., Principal
Arcadia High School
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