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Dear Parents/Guardians,

Good day. My name is Duane Edward Hale, Principal of Wilcox Central High School. I am grateful that Wilcox County Public Schools selected me as your instructional/operational leader for the 2019-2020 academic year. I will work endlessly to improve the quality of instruction that is delivered to our children, and I am genuinely excited about the opportunity to be of service to students, parents, and the community.

From a philosophical standpoint, I believe that a safe and secure learning environment is necessary for children to learn effectively and our children will adhere to rules and procedures at Wilcox Central High School in accordance with Wilcox County Public Schools. Further, I believe that rigorous instruction and active engagement are the foundations of a quality 21st-century education. By setting high expectations and challenging our students to meet them, I am confident that Wilcox Central will continue to grow as a learning community as we prepare our students for success in the college and career pathways of their choice.

As Principal, I ask that you become active in our school community. Parental involvement is a critical factor in your child’s success, so please contact the school if you are interested in volunteering. There are a variety of ways to get involved during the school day and at evening events. Additionally, I ask that you emphasize to your children that school is essential and should be approached daily as such. We are requesting all parents to speak to your children about the importance of being respectful, adhering to rules and procedures, and completing class and homework assignments on a daily basis. Furthermore, we need your children to participate in our tutorial programs, and we need all children to read at home for a minimum of 45 minutes a day to improve comprehension in all academic areas.

Throughout the year, I ask that you frequently check our website for updated school information, which now includes our revised dress code policy that will be implemented from the start of the 2019 - 2020 school year. I would also encourage you to visit Wilcox Central to get your iNow username and password so that you can check your child’s grades on the Internet.

In accordance with our school motto “Excellence is the Only Standard”, we will excel in Academics, Athletics, and in the Arts. We will create pathways of excellence that will display our Jaguar Spirit in all that we do here at Wilcox Central High School. Please feel free to call, e-mail, or visit me with your concerns or ideas for the improvement of our school. The staff and I look forward to partnering with you in our continued pursuit of excellence here at Wilcox Central High School. I look forward to meeting each of you as we prepare our students for success in a global market for years to come.

Warm regards,

Duane Edward Hale, Ed.S.   Principal