I sincerely hope everyone had a restive and enjoyable two weeks off from school, able to spend quality time with family and friends. We had close to forty students graduate at the end of first semester. I wish each of them only the best as they start college, military, job, or next step in life (whatever that might be). For those of us still here, I challenge each and every student to work extremely hard to finish strong for the 2014-15 school year. As those graduating can attest to, high school is just one step in your process. We work to get you prepared for the next step. Even with all of this preparation, it can still catch students off guard when they realize how quickly they need to be responsible for everything. Enjoy high school but realize things change suddenly when you walk out of McCluer North. I hear it all the time from graduates, recent and distant. Make the most of your high school experience because it will never happen again!