Vail Daily letters: Great start, thanks! |

Vail Daily letters: Great start, thanks!

Vail Daily
Vail, CO Colorado

After one week of operation at the new Battle Mountain High School, it is time to offer thanks.

First, the entire school com-munity is grateful to Eagle County voters for providing such an inspiring environ-ment for learning. You have demonstrated to students that the community values educa-tion and is willing to make it a priority.

We want to acknowledge community members who attended the ribbon cutting and the open house. All involved in the design and construction phase felt rewarded by visitor responses at those opening events.

Thank you to everyone who attended the first football game at the new stadium last Friday night. We were overwhelmed by the outpouring of communi-ty support. Our football team played to a packed crowd and brought home a victory fit for the occasion.

Thank you to all the parents who entrust their students to Battle Mountain and believe that we will provide the best educational opportunity for your children. We recognize that you have options and will do our best to meet and exceed your expectations.

A heart-felt thank-you goes to coun-seling and office staff personnel who have worked overtime for the past month. Their tireless commitment to a smooth transition paid off. They worked without phones, copy machines and lunch to enroll nearly one hundred new students and never complained. Most of their materials were in boxes for the entire process, but the job got done.

Finally, thank you to the staff and students at Battle Mountain High School. I never thought I would hear anyone complain about three extra weeks of summer, but I often heard “I’m ready!” from students and staff who were eager to get into our new school. I have never experienced such optimism and enthusiasm at the beginning of a school year.

Our plan is to capitalize on the energy and have the greatest year in Battle Mountain history.

Philip Qualman Principal Battle Mountain High School

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