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Principal's Corner

August 5, 2019


Dear Rebel Families and Community,

On behalf of the entire faculty and staff, I am so excited to welcome you back to Sam Rayburn HS/JH for the 2019-2020 school year!  I hope you all have enjoyed a relaxing and restful summer. I look forward to hearing about all the summer vacation adventures.  


This is one of my favorite times of the school year, when we are all busy planning, learning, and preparing for our upcoming group of students.  I am looking forward to getting to know our SRHS/JH students and families as we begin the new school year. 


We will be making a few changes as we begin the year, which will serve to enhance what our outstanding teachers are already doing to ensure student success.  We will be adding more structure to Rebel Time, which will serve to give students incentive time based on mastery of concepts and ensure that students who are struggling are given the support necessary to be successful.  


Below are some important upcoming dates:

August 8th 1:00-5:00

 SRHS/JH Schedule, ID Badge, Parking Pass Pick-Up

August 8th 5:00-6:30

SR Coaches Meet & Greet

August 15th 6:30-7:30

Meet the Teacher Night

August 19th 

First day of School


I have high expectations for a fantastic year for our SRHS/JH students and staff!  I can’t wait to welcome you back on the first day of school, August 19! 




Julie Symanik, LSSP

Principal, SRHS/JH



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