• Welcome to the 2016- 2017 School Year  

    Dear Parents/Guardians:

    It's hard to believe but it's that time of the year again - the beginning of a new school year. Welcome back! And while you aren't part of the teaching staff, you are just as important to your children's education as we are.

    Your children receive the best education when you and our dedicated teachers work as a team. It's a parents enthusiasm, support and involvement that inspires children to do their best; and a teacher's ability to teach what they need to learn. Together we can achieve, “Greatness, Nothing Less!”

    This year we will continue to focus on ensuring our students are engaged in rigorous and meaningful learning, fostering a safe and orderly school environment for all stakeholders, ensuring every student is college and career ready upon graduation, and increasing graduation rate. 

    There's a lot of excitement ahead of us, including new teachers to meet, new books to read, new friends to meet and new skills to master...and I look forward to you sharing in those exciting times.

    I encourage you to fully embrace the moment and urge you to take the time from your busy schedule to become familiar with our school, as well to as create a homework-friendly home environment that will allow your children to excel.

    In closing, thank you for your commitment to your child's education and I look forward to seeing you in the very near future.    

    It is very important that you and your child are fully informed regarding the standards and expectations for a safe and productive school year.  The Student Handbook can be accessed on the school’s website and/or through the Parkdale High School App.  The wonderful Parkdale staff and I feel privileged to serve you and your child and to be a part of this wonderful school family and community.  We thank you for your support and look forward to educating your child.


    Tanya L. Washington, Principal