Page High School is located in Page, Arizona, a city born just over 50 years ago with the creation of the Glen Canyon Dam and Lake Powell. We serve over 1000 students in grades 9-12. Our school offers a diverse selection of educational and extra-curricular opportunities for our students. We're proud of our dedicated staff and the success of our students.
The Mission of Page High School is to empower students through a rigorous and relevant education to meet future challenges.
Every Page High School graduate is college, career, and community ready.
Greetings to the students, parents, and patrons of Page High School,
It’s hard to believe we have already finished the first month of the 2016-17 school year. It was a very busy one. We had a successful freshman orientation on August 2 where over 150 current freshmen were in attendance to learn about Page High School. Also, we had a school wide assembly on August 3 where the students were welcomed back to school and introduced to the new administration. I shared with them our expectations of the three r’s: rights, respect, and responsibility. They also were introduced to Kevin Bracy who challenged them to “BRACE Yourself” which stands for Be Aware, Reach for your dreams, All things positive, Chase greatness, Each one reach one. It was accepted very well by the students, and we will follow up on that throughout the year with our first return visit in November.
We had our first Galileo tests, club rush, and a cultural event presented by Mr. Begay and his Navajo II and III class. We started off the football season with a win, the boys and girls cross country teams also took first at their first meet, and the golf and volleyball teams competed well in their first contest. So it has been a very busy and positive start to the school year.
One thing I have noticed this year which is rather disturbing is the number of F’s our students have already earned and the number of absences they have had. I feel that there is a direct correlation between the two. In order for students to have academic success, they need to be in class. After all, the classroom is where the learning takes place. This is one of the r's that falls on both students and parents: the responsibility to be in class daily and to be actively engaged in the learning process. I feel that attitude plays a big part in accepting responsibility. From the book Learn to School Your Toughest Opponent by Jack W. Rolf he states,
“The remarkable thing is that we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we embrace. We cannot change our past. We cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way, we cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can play is play the one card that has been dealt to us, and that’s our attitude. I’m convinced that life is 10 percent what happens to me, and 90 percent how I react to it. We are all in control of but one thing; our attitude. We choose in every situation what our attitude and thoughts will be. Many people try to blame their attitude on the actions of others, as well as on their environment. The only thing you have 100% control of is your own attitude. You choose how to act or react. Your thoughts and attitude determine your destiny.”
Students: This quote demonstrates the responsibility an individual has to be successful which begins with daily attendance in the classroom. You are the one who is responsible to be actively engaged in the classroom - turning in your homework, studying for your tests, and being involved in group activities. By choosing the proper attitude and participating, you are setting yourself up for success instead of failure. As a student you make choices that are going to affect your outcomes in the future. If you pass your classes, you are setting yourself up for success instead of failure and disappointment in the future. This is where your attitude comes into play; you have the ability to set the goals you want to obtain in life. With each success you have (the passing of your classes), you are moving closer to that goal of getting an education where you will have choices about your future. If you continue to fail your classes, you are going to lose some of those choices for your future. When I coached, I used to tell my players don’t be a “what if." As a student don’t say “if I would have done this, I would have passed”; instead, just do it the first time, pass the class, and you will see and taste success. John Wooden, former Basketball Coach at U.C.L.A. had this to say on success,
“I must have the drive to develop my abilities and become the best I can be so that I’ll be ready. If I’m prepared, perhaps my chance will come. But if I’m not primed, I’ll miss my opportunity, and it isn’t likely to come again. I have to think as if I’m only going to get one shot, so I must be ready.”
I hope that you will be ready and choose an attitude that allows you to be your best in class so you will not fail. Remember, your chance for success goes up when you are in class and engaged in the learning process. We are going to introduce some new initiatives to encourage attendance and engagement; they are called hats for grades and hats for attendance. We will explain and roll these out in the very near future.
Success to all of you.
Mr. Greg Stanfield
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Students enrolled in extended day, library use, or tutorial may stay Monday through Thursday from 3:30-4:45 p.m. for academic assistance.
Students who wish to take advantage of our extended hours services must arrive at the appointed service area by 3:30 p.m. and must, because of safety reasons, remain in that area until 4:45 p.m.
Late buses run only for students who are involved in extended day programs, library use, or tutorial programs.