Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year here at Tropico Middle School! I count it a privilege to be a part of the educational reform and leadership in Southern Kern Unified Schools- where the mission set before us embraces academic rigor and character development for our students. With such a mission, ongoing evaluation and strengthening our academic program is imperative as we are continually striving to do what is best for students.
For those of you I have not had the pleasure of meeting yet, my name is Nat Adams, I will be your principal. I look forward to working with you this coming year and building on what is already a great school with an excellent faculty and staff.
As demands and complexities of teaching children increase, it becomes more evident that we all need to work together to ensure that our children reach their highest potential. I believe that all of us – the school and the community – must work together in an extended family environment to ensure success for all our students. I believe it is everyone’s responsibility to empower children with the creative, intellectual, and decision-making skills necessary for them to become academically, socially, physically, and emotionally successful and responsible.
As we look ahead to what this new school year holds, it is my goal that we partner as a Tropico Middle School family to educate our students, growth will be the target- growth in academic achievement, growth in parent/teacher communication, growth in student character development, and growth in fine-tuning what can make this good school a great school where excellence will be the norm.
Please, accept this student hand book as it establishes the rules and expectations of behavior for the upcoming school year. Take some time to review the material enclosed as a family, so that everyone becomes familiar with the content. I look forward to meeting and workiing with you all as we begin our journey together for the 2016-2017 school year.