• Principal Letter as PDF File

    8/2/2018


    On behalf of Manhattan High School, I welcome everyone to the start of the 2018-19 school year. I am very honored to have been selected to lead our high school and excited to get the year underway. I recognize that in Manhattan time I have only been here a minute, but after meeting our staff and students, I am confident we are going to have a memorable year. We are appreciative to the community for the support they have demonstrated with the construction of first-class educational facilities. Manhattan’s investment in their schools is commendable and shows their commitment to our children and the future.

    In addition to the new facilities, there will be other significant changes this year including a new Student Information System (Infinite Campus), restructured administrative team, and several new staff members and students. We will navigate these changes by recognizing and adhering to things that remain unchanged, including our mission and belief statements. Our commitment to these values is key to our success.
    Mission:

    “Enter Here to Learn, Go Forth to Serve.”

    We Believe In:

    A cooperative effort for achieving excellence in all things
    The value of individuals and diversity
    Accountability and integrity
    A safe and welcoming environment

    I recognize that there will be many questions as we settle into our new school and understand the desire
    to know specifics. I ask for everyone’s patience during this transitional time. We must trust our people.
    Our school is filled with professionals who are dedicated to continually making decisions based on what
    is best for kids.

    I hope everyone is having a great summer and is getting ready to bring these facilities to life. The District
    has scheduled professional development days for our staff on August 30 th and 31 st and students will
    begin school on September 4 th . Student registration days will be posted in the paper this month and staff
    will be e-mailed schedules for our PIR days. The District will be providing an optional First Aid/CPR
    training for all staff who are interested on August 29 th at 9:00 a.m. This training will be taught by Mr.
    Woolbaugh. Please notify Cheryl Asay at casay@mhstigers.org to register for the training, she will notify
    you of the location when the date is closer.

    As your high school Principal I am honored to be part of this organization and committed to serving our
    community and providing students in Manhattan a great educational opportunity.

    Take care,
    Jason J. Slater

    School District No. 3                      P.O. Box 425                           Manhattan, MT 59741