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Principal's Message

over 2 years ago

Welcome to Yerington High School!
As a student at Yerington High you deserve the best instruction that YHS is capable of providing.  For the efforts of the teachers to be as successful as possible and for you to work and achieve to the best of your ability, you must cooperate with the teachers.  Like most endeavors, teaching is a cooperative art because it involves cooperation to help it produce results.  Teachers help the activity if learning goes on in the minds of the students.  Learning is a natural process and unless students work at gaining knowledge and understanding, "...no genuine learning ever occurs, no matter what teachers try to do to make it occur." (Adler)
It is important to remember that every right you have has attached to it an obligation.  Your rights must be balanced against the rights of others, and their rights must be balanced against yours.  Also, the purpose of the school and the requirements of the educational process must be weighed in deciding who has a right to do what and what behavior needs to be punished.  That is why our society has laws and why a school has rules.  However, if you are one of those students who would like to take full advantage of your rights and opportunities at this school while at the same time respecting the rights of the others, we at Yerington High School will support and help you.
Lastly, you will be held responsible only for the things YOU do or fail to do.  What others do or not do is of little importance in determining whether or not you have accepted your responsibility as a student-citizen of Yerington High School.  If you choose to follow bad examples set by a few of the other students at Yerington High, you will be held responsible for your actions and your actions only.  The decision will be yours, and so will the consequences.  Your first responsibility, then, is to decide how you should conduct yourself while you are at school; your second responsibility is to be prepared to accept the consequences of your actions.
Let's all show pride in ourselves and our campus, strive for excellence in all that we do, take responsibility for our actions and practice integrity as we deal with people and make decisions and make the 2016-2017 school year an exciting and rewarding one!

Sincerely,
Duane Mattice, YHS Principal