January 17, 2017
Greetings to all as we enter a new calendar year at Central Kitsap High School. As you may have heard from district communications, this year will be my last as principal. I have decided to take a part-time position in the district assisting with the construction of New CKHS, as well as assuming District Athletic Director responsibilities later in school year 2017-2018. I will begin my new duties in CKSD on July 1st. Next year, family support for my parents will pull me away from the Puget Sound area often, and the flexibility of the new position is the right choice for me and my extended family at this time. I have loved my nine years as principal of the school, as well as the years prior as an assistant principal, coordinator, and teacher. CKHS will comprise for me over half a career of personal and professional satisfaction in the accomplishments we have made, and also great joy in the deep and lasting relationships I’ve developed with the school community members. So for now, not goodbye, and I am dedicating this spring to be the best ever for CK headed into the graduation for the Class of 2017!
Finals week is upon us, so please take time to reflect with your student(s) how they are headed towards their high school goals and plans for becoming career and/or college ready. Whether your sons or daughters are 9th graders or 12th graders, taking time to prepare for the next level is always important. The CKHS library is open on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays until 5:00 PM and Thursdays and Fridays until 3:30 and offers many services for students from tutoring to research help, technology, and so much more. Even as a quiet place to read or study, the CKHS Library is a great place to learn and connect with resources and people. Not to forget that if career pathways are also on your mind, our Career Center is open until 4:00 PM every day as well.
The first semester ends on January 27th, and semester two begins on January 31st. Semester report cards will go home with students before mid-February, and of course, Parent Access will be updated to reflect final semester grades at the same time. If your student is struggling academically, please do not hesitate to contact his/her counselor or individual teachers to arrange for additional help, or simply know this is a good time to get on your Parent Access account and review current grades with your sons or daughters. If you do not have a Parent Access account, please call the main office at 662-2400, and our staff will gladly help you with getting your account. If tutoring help is something that is needed, tutors can be arranged by calling Steve Trunkey, our Tutor Coordinator @ 662-2422.
The Cougar Communicator (sent out by Enews) provides you with a wealth of good information for you and your student. Please have a thorough look at that in your email, or by clicking through "About" on our homepage. If your son or daughter is a senior, this edition is particularly important as we get headed toward the spring months. Please check this edition thoroughly. Running Start students should pay close attention to the spring dates and requirements included and have ultimate responsibility to get themselves informed. The Central Kitsap High School website can be found at ckhigh.ckschools.org and has all the information you will need for your family to find success at CKHS.
Again, it has been a privilege serving the students and families of Central Kitsap High School. “Dedicated to Excellence”, our schools Mission and motto, has always driven our leadership team to be the Best in the West for our families. We could never do it without the great support all of you give to the school. Should you need any help from me or our other administrators, please do not hesitate to contact us. We wish you great success in the coming months of our second semester!
Stephen J. Coons
Central Kitsap High School