Hornet Scholars, Families, & Friends:
On behalf of the Hillside High faculty and staff, I bring each of you greetings and a hearty welcome from the Hornets Nest! Although my colleagues and I will be presenting to you virtually for the next few months, know that we desire to stay consistent, connected, and committed to every student’s success as we navigate this new learning environment. Two years ago, our school’s theme for the 2018-19 school year was #PowerMoves, and we made those moves with tenacity and pride. Last school year, we instilled in our students that no one should ever outmatch their grind, and so we lived the #H3 experience—short for Hornets Hustle Hardest. This year I invite my colleagues, students, and parents to embrace our theme for the 2020-21 school year—A New Thing!
When we departed from each other in March 2020, none of us could have guessed that we would not see each other later in the spring in the building, at track meets, baseball games, or graduation at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Although this pandemic took away so much that was familiar to us, we decided to do like Hornets do and prepare ourselves for A New Thing.
Although we are in the throes of constant change, I challenge everyone to see the opportunities for excellence instead of wallowing in the pits of mediocrity. Students—Don’t quit when the computer quits; keep persevering! Parents—Your praise and encouragement will be necessary for your sons and daughters during this turbulent phase! Colleagues—Be patient with students and gentle with yourselves!
We were made for this moment!
Let’s do #ANewThing Hillside High School, and do it better than any
of us could have ever imagined!
SWARMing with Pride,
Principal: Dr. William Logan
Address: 3727 Fayetteville Street, Durham, NC 27707
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