WELCOME TO JVL WILDCAT!

PRINCIPAL'S CORNER

It’s hard to believe the fall term is nearing an end.  By now students have received their midterm progress reports.  It is important in the few remaining weeks for students to be present, on time and ready to participate in class.  Too many students have punctuality problems and will not be passing their first period class. They will have to repeat that class next term.

Regents exams are right around the corner.  Our teachers have already begun their prep classes during lunchtime.  In the past close to 100% of the students who attended these classes the prescribe number of times passed their regents exam.  Please join us in encouraging our students to attend these classes.

Our culinary program continues to be a recognized success.  During the summer four future chefs attended the World Food Summit in Copenhagen, Denmark.  Two of our students made the finals in the student World Team Competition.  Our students were the only high school students and the only participants from the US.

Equally noteworthy, seven of our aspiring chefs assisted Plaza Hotel chefs in preparing the dinner for the annual CEI gala held at the Plaza Hotel on November 30th.  It was a valuable and rewarding learning experience for our culinary stars. Gala organizers and Plaza management highly praised the students’ skills. We congratulate Chef Bill Peacock and his assistant Luis Novoa for their excellent instruction preparing our students for potential careers in the culinary field. We are proud to say that many of our culinary graduates have successfully pursued culinary careers.

Our alumni continue to visit us. We recently had a visit from a student in our first graduating class of 1995. She is a physical trainer and her sister (who graduated in 1996) is a police officer.  We are happy to hear that she is in contact with several members of the ‘95 class and that they are all doing well.  They are part of a long list of successful Wildcat graduates who have become lawyers, teachers, social workers, nurses, counselors, police officers, fireman, career military personnel and a doctor of veterinary medicine.

We would like to wish all of our families an enjoyable holiday season and a healthy and happy New Year.

Ron Tabano
CEO & Principal

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