No school Friday
A Message from the Superintendent
Where did the first semester go? It seems we just got started. This term has been a whirlwind of successes and achievements, and I am excited about carrying the momentum into the second semester.
Congratulations to the football team on a historic season. The Redskins went 8-1 for the regular season and 9-2 overall, winning their first playoff game in 26 years. Also, one runner and two vocalists all earned the All-State designation. We have large numbers of all-district selections in all areas, and we have enjoyed success in all our extracurricular activities. In addition to these achievements, we continue to be a top-notch learning institution, and we should all be proud of the accomplishments. Our students are preparing for semester exams as we wrap up the term.
Kingston fans have always been fervent in their support of our athletic programs, and set the example of sportsmanship for our young people. As we begin our winter sports season, and begin to visit smaller arenas and venues, that sportsmanship becomes even more important. It goes without saying that we want to continue to display the class and dignity that we’ve shown, and let’s model the principles we want to instill in our kids.
There is a slogan that goes, “Win with honor, lose with dignity,” and that’s always stuck with me. Let’s cheer our teams on, knowing we’re not always going to win, but we can always compete with integrity. That also goes for our grades and our curriculum.
As you know, the popular Kingston New Years Classic is approaching, and we are all very excited. The tournament, which is Jan 8-10, has become one of the premiere tournaments in the state. It’s not just about sports – it’s about community pride and recognition.
Please be safe in your travels during the holidays, and we look forward to finishing strong in the second half of the school year.
Superintendent Ron Whipkey