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July 20, 2021
Dear Buckaroo Families,
My name is Patrick Dutcher and I am so excited to introduce myself as the new principal of Pendleton High School. I am honored to have been selected to join the Pendleton School District, which is known far and wide for its dedication to excellence, but more importantly, to its students. Over the past 17 years, I have worked as a teacher, coach and administrator, but I consider my most important job to be that of a student advocate. I am honored to have the opportunity to lead a school with such persevering students, an extremely dedicated staff, and a supportive school community. I am excited and eager to work with you as a partner in education to ensure your child’s success.
Along with the teachers and staff, I will work hard to continue the legacy of success established by PHS by building strong relationships with parents, students, and community partners. We will focus on Career Technical Education, character development, a focus on high priority standards, the use of data to drive instruction, and to provide consistent implementation of the curriculum in a rigorous manner so that we can continue to increase all of the students’ achievement. Not only am I excited to begin working with your student, but I look forward to the work we will do together. As the old African Proverb states, “It takes a village to raise a child.” I am excited to see your student through your eyes. I cannot wait to share with you the great things they do throughout their days here at Pendleton High.
All of us at Pendleton High School are eager and excited to begin what promises to be a fantastic school year! This year is going to be amazing as we continue to provide academic experiences for our students that are rigorous, relevant, and help them build relationships while making real-world connections. As your principal, it is important to me that everyone who steps through our doors are excited to be here! This attitude enables us to meet the challenges of academic excellence in a positive, fun, and nurturing environment. Most importantly, I bring a belief that students are at the center of all school-related decisions. I am excited to unite my experience, my openness to learn, and my child-centered approach to support our students. Because the relationships between families and the school are vital to the success of our students, I encourage you to become involved in every way possible.
Once again, I am so thankful to have the opportunity to bring all that I have experienced and learned with me to your wonderful community. I look forward to getting to know you and your students. I will be working most days this summer to ensure a smooth transition and opening in August. Please stop by to say hello. We will also be having a Registration at Pendleton High on August 17 from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm and August 18 from 7:30 am – 1:00 pm and 3:00 – 7:00 pm.
I look forward to meeting you soon!
Pendleton High School Principal
Patrick Dutcher – Principal