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Principal's Message - 2016-2017

August 22, 2016

Dear Huskies,

I am excited to begin the 2016-2017 school year as a Husky at John W. North High School.  I am thrilled to join the North family and I’m proud to be a part of an academic community with so many outstanding traditions and achievements! I hope that you will embrace me as your new principal. My goal is to see North maintain its present prominence in the community as well as excel to even greater heights! 

Along with all North stakeholders, I will be collaborating to provide a healthy and intellectually stimulating campus which cultivates innovative thinkers, creative problem solvers and inspired learners equipped to lead in the 21st Century. We hold fast to our mission to be a “…diverse community, which strives to develop compassionate life-long learners who are college and career ready and will make a positive impact in a global society”.  North staff has identified two goals to ensure students success. The following goals will remain our hallmark for this school year:

John W. North High School Goals

Goal 1- Increase the quality and rigor of core curriculum and instruction.

Goal 2- Increase the percentage of student who graduate college and career ready.

As we start this school year, in conjunction with our district theme “The Power of Community,” North’s USL students have chosen as school wide theme of “Unity.”  We are embarking on an exciting journey this year of building even stronger relationships and increasing the practice of having fun while teaching and learning!

As is the case with some of our students, I was a slow bloomer academically. Fortunately, educators showed me my potential and encouraged me to turn my life around from a position of poverty and low achievement to that of progress and purpose.  This past summer I have seen so many of our teachers and staff engaged, often on a voluntary status, in supporting our students various needs.  So I would like to say a very sincere “thank you.”  You already make me very proud! Let’s keep working together to raise educated, healthy and happy Huskies!


Pamela Mshana, Ph.D.


John W. North High School