NCHS Principal’s Christmas Message

I would like to wish all of our Natchitoches Central High School parents, students and friends a safe and happy Christmas and holiday season.

I would like to acknowledge the contribution of staff, parents and students to NCHS in 2020.

Walt Disney once said, “You can dream, create, design and build the most wonderful ideas in the world, but it requires people to make the dream a reality.” This is certainly the case as a principal. The reality is that the learning experiences and projects that have taken place this year could not have happened without a great deal of commitment and support from our staff, parents and students.

The staff is to be applauded for the way in which they have embraced the changes caused by the Pandemic that have altered everyday life in our world. They have implemented the challenges of conducting school in the Pandemic era. I am privileged to be a part of a school with highly capable and committed teachers and support staff. There has never been a time when being a teacher has been more demanding or challenging. To our teachers and support staff, thank you for your energy, passion and enthusiasm. It is a privilege to be able to witness the joy that comes with the understanding or satisfaction of solving problems and living new adventures in learning by the Chief family.

The teachers are privileged each day to participate in their students’ academic journeys. They recognize and applaud just how hard their students work. They celebrate their students’ achievements whether they be great or small.

This year we have celebrated many successful school events such as the Class of 2020 graduation conducted in July on the turf of Turpin Stadium. These seniors missed a lot of joy that is included in the last months of a normal Senior year. I have anguished over the loss of special memories for the Class of 2020. Best wishes for this exceptional group of young adults. The success of this event would not be possible without staff, parents and students working together collaboratively.

When I reflect on my time as principal of what I consider to be the most awesome school in the state of Louisiana, I have many memories. The road has had bumps and many challenges along the way. The rewards have far outweighed the challenges. All of the experiences of this year have contributed to making our staff and students stronger.

Merry Christmas to all and have a safe and happy holiday season.

Bill Gordy