Demetria Moon, M.S.
Principal, Huron High School
PO Box 949
Huron, SD, 57350
Welcome to the 2013-2014 school year at Huron High School. As professional partners, Mr. Radke and I hope to provide all of you with a challenging and rewarding education in the classroom while affording you the opportunity to grow emotionally and socially through an assortment of extracurricular activities. Each year we have the opportunity to watch students grow through their experiences at HHS and we hope that you will find those activities or organizations that match your personality and intersts so that you, too, may take advantage of all of the wonderful things happening here.
Educationally, the faculty at HHS will focus on the transition to Common Core standards in Math and English Language Arts in order to stay in compliance with the direction that the South Dakota Department of Education is headed. In addition to the focus in these content-specific classrooms, the Common Core literacy standards will be addressed in all courses.
This year is also a transition year in our 1:1 technology initiative at HHS as we focus on adopting a new device that is student-friendly, classroom-appropriate and cost-effective. Faculty members are actively working on learning how they can transition their classroom to a new device and are preparing for the 14-15 school year when that device will be deployed. An additional goal for this transition is to ensure that all students in grades 9-12 will have equal access to 1:1 technology.
Remember that our students come together each day from a variety of backgrounds and we can all learn from the experiences of others. Please remember the four promises that are your "Bill of Rights" when you face a difficult situation: 1. You will be treated with decency and respect. 2. You will have the opportunity to tell your side of the story. 3. You will be defended when you have been wronged. 4. You will face consequences when you violate conduct rules. Best wishes to all students, parents, and staff members for a great 2013-14 school year.