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Principal's Message

Dear Bullpups,


Welcome to the 2024-2025 school year!!!  The start of a new school year is always filled with anticipation and enthusiasm.  As we embark on this journey together, let's support our students in every way possible. Here are a few tips to help make this year successful:

  1. Stay Involved: Keep open lines of communication with teachers and stay updated on your student’s progress and school activities.
  2. Encourage Balance: Help your student find a healthy balance between academics, extracurricular activities, and personal time.
  3. Support Study Habits: Create a conducive environment for studying at home and encourage effective time management.
  4. Ensure good attendance:  Good attendance positively impacts student performance.
  5. Promote Well-being: Ensure your student gets enough rest, eats well, and manages stress effectively.
  6. Be a Role Model: Show enthusiasm for learning and a positive attitude toward education.

Throughout the year, we will focus on promoting not only academic excellence but also regular attendance.  Encouraging regular attendance is key to ensuring that students make the most of their educational experience and are well-prepared for future success.

Attendance at school is crucial for several reasons:

  1. Academic Success: Regular attendance ensures that students receive consistent instruction and are less likely to fall behind. Missing classes can lead to gaps in knowledge, making it difficult to keep up with the curriculum.
  2. Skill Development: School is not just about academics; it's also where students develop essential life skills such as time management, problem-solving, and teamwork. Regular attendance helps in honing these skills.
  3. Social Interaction: School provides a social environment where students interact with peers and build important social skills. Regular attendance helps in forming friendships, learning to work with others, and developing a sense of community.
  4. Habit Formation: Consistent attendance helps instill a sense of responsibility and discipline in students. These habits are beneficial not only in school but also later in life, in higher education and the workplace.
  5. Access to Resources: Schools offer various resources such as counseling, extracurricular activities, and academic support services. Regular attendance ensures that students have access to these resources, which can aid their overall development.
  6. Future Opportunities: Consistent attendance is often a factor in college admissions and job opportunities. Good attendance records reflect positively on a student's reliability and commitment.

Please refer to the MHS attendance policy from our handbook.  There have been some changes to our attendance policy.  If for any reason you need support with attendance, we have a caring support staff with our student advocates, administration, and our attendance secretaries.  Please save our main office phone number 620-241-9500.

I want to express gratitude for your continued trust and support in making McPherson High School a center of academic excellence and personal growth.  Together we can make a significant difference in the lives of our students!

If you have any questions or feedback, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Let’s have a fantastic 2024-2025 school year!  GO BULLPUPS!



Dr. Audrey A. Herbst, Principal

McPherson High School


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