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Principal's Message

Principal’s Message


Dear Mesa Verde High School Community,

I hope this message finds you all in good health and high spirits. As we embark on a new school year, I am excited to share with you our goals for Mesa Verde High School. Our mission is clear: to provide an exceptional education that empowers students to become self-directed thinkers, problem solvers, and a source of pride for the Citrus Heights community. We believe that with your support and an "all in" mentality, we can achieve greatness together.

1. Community Collaboration:
At Mesa Verde High School, we recognize that education is a collaborative effort involving students, parents, teachers, and the broader community. Our first goal is to strengthen our ties with the Citrus Heights community, forging partnerships with local businesses, organizations, and families. Through these collaborations, we aim to create a more inclusive and supportive educational environment that fosters a sense of belonging and shared responsibility.

2. Self-Directed Thinkers:
We believe that the ability to think critically and independently is essential for success in today's rapidly changing world. Our second goal is to nurture self-directed thinkers who are curious, creative, and motivated to learn. To achieve this, we will continue to invest in innovative teaching methods, personalized learning experiences, and extracurricular activities that encourage students to explore their passions and interests.

3. Problem Solvers:
The challenges of the 21st century demand individuals who can effectively address complex problems with creativity and resilience. Our third goal is to develop problem solvers who are equipped with the skills and mindset needed to tackle real-world issues. Through project-based learning, interdisciplinary approaches, and mentorship programs, we will empower our students to become active problem solvers who contribute positively to their communities.

4. School of Choice for the Citrus Heights Community:
We aspire to be the school of choice for families in Citrus Heights. We understand that trust is earned through excellence in education, safety, and student support. Our fourth goal is to continue to enhance our programs, facilities, and services to provide an exceptional educational experience that makes Mesa Verde High School the top choice for families seeking quality education in our community.

5. "All In" Mentality:
Success is a collective effort, and we can achieve our goals only when we are "all in" together. Our fifth and final goal is to foster a culture of unity, respect, and inclusivity within our school community. By working collaboratively and supporting one another, we will create an environment where every student feels valued, empowered, and inspired to reach their full potential.

As we embark on this journey together, I invite each member of our Mesa Verde High School community to embrace these goals and actively contribute to their realization. Let us work hand in hand to create a brighter future for our students and our community.

Thank you for your continued support, and I look forward to an exciting and successful year ahead.

Jennifer Petersen, Principal, Mesa Verde High School