Dr. Miller and Mr. Jones met today with Wheeling Park High School students to hear their thoughts and answer their questions on a number of matters taking place at their school.
Miller and Jones resumed the Superintendent/Student Forums following a lengthy hiatus resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. They engaged with students in a number of conversations including facilities, specifically construction of the school’s new athletic complex and wrestling room, school start times and programs available to students such as Career and Technical Education. Miller also made the students aware of the Agriculture Business course administrators will add to Wheeling Park’s curriculum.
Mr. Jones discussed with the students the need for them to find their “niche,” or as he described it – “something specific to you that not everyone can do.” He was impressed with the responses from Patriot students regarding what they are considering for their future after their graduation from Wheeling Park High School.
Chloe Holmes said she is considering going to and college to study Actuary Science, which deals with probabilities and risks for use in business such as insurance companies. Junior Jyllian Norman told Mr. Jones that she enjoys history, music and drama at Park, and she may incorporate those interests as a career as an educator. KeAsia King said she is considering serving her country in the U.S. Air Force. Then, she said she would ultimately like to become a dentist.
“It was fantastic to get to speak to the students again,” Miller said. “I love to hear their thoughts and questions. It was very insightful, and we can wait to start visiting the middle schools.”