A Message from the Principal
To value our future is to value our children, so to value our children is to value their future. I believe deeply that there is no more powerful or impactful course to improve the world we live in and the lives of those who live in it than through education. The knowledge gained and lessons learned through the experiences, relationships, and mistakes of our youth are carried into adulthood, resonating in our words and actions, influencing the thoughts and decisions that will ultimately define who we are as individuals, as a community, and as a society. To that end, the purpose of educating our children is undoubtedly one of the most consequential and distinguished we can be called to fulfill. Success does not happen by accident. Every child is on the path to somewhere they have never been, but the obstacles along that path will be challenging and cannot be overcome through passivity and apathy. The question is whether the destination is worth the journey. The truth of the matter is that every child has the ability to determine and even change what waits for them at the end of that path as they walk it. It is entirely up to the individual to decide if wha twaits for them is great enough to continue on. Imagine having the ability to place fortune on the road ahead but choosing hardship in its place to justify a lack ofeffort in your pursuit, while fully aware that the destination chosen will inevitably be reached. Ultimately, it is the destination chosen that determines the worth and difficulty of the journey. This is The Power of Purpose. With your support, and through a balance of guidance and patience from our dedicated educators, our students will become intentional with their efforts to forge a purpose both within and outside of this institution to foster a more personal sense of value and ownership for their education. It is my mission, and that of every member of this faculty, to cultivate within our students the knowledge, confidence, and means to actualize, refine and fulfill that purpose.
I want to welcome you and your family to the Lake Shore Middle School community and thank you for entrusting the educators of Lake Shore Middle School with the responsibility and privilege to be your child’s guide in their pursuit of Purpose.
Shore Middle School