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Assistant Principal's Message

Welcome to the 2023-24 school year, Grizzly Students and Families!

I am excited to be returning as your Highland Grove Assistant Principal.  I can't wait to continue building on the wonderful accomplishments our students achieved last year. 

I remain committed to getting to know each and every student and family in our Grizzly community personally.  I fully believe these connections help our students grow academically, socially, and emotionally, and make their school experience more enriching. New families to Highland Grove and those returning that I have not had the opportunity to speak with, please feel welcome to introduce yourself at any time.   

Our priority is to provide each student with the support and resources they need to be successful.  We have a wonderful group of teachers and support staff to help guide our students toward college and career readiness.  As partners in your children’s education, we welcome your thoughts and input as to how we can improve their time here at Highland Grove.

We have set a number of goals this year, including improving our already strong attendance rate.  Students learn and develop better when they attend school daily and on time.  We are also continuing to provide our students with positive behavior strategies to support their social and emotional well-being.  Creating a safe and welcoming environment to learn and grow results in greater self-confidence, self-efficacy, and achievement.

I look forward to speaking with all of you.  You will find me greeting families before and after school daily and at all our school events.  Please also feel free to visit me in the office anytime.  I value the opportunity to connect with you.

Here's to a Grizzly GREAT 2023-24 school year!

Michael (Mike) Laba