A Message from the Superintendent - September 2023

Welcome back! I hope you all had a restful and rejuvenating summer break. As we prepare for the start of a new school year, I wanted to take a moment to remind us all of the importance of creating a warm and welcoming environment for our students and teachers.

Creating a welcoming atmosphere sets the tone for a successful year ahead. When students and teachers feel valued, supported, and encouraged, they are more likely to thrive academically and personally. All educational leaders are responsible for fostering a sense of belonging and inclusivity within our schools.

At BKNHS, our goals and priorities align with our district's vision and mission. We strive to provide each student with a loving and equitable learning community where they can pursue their passions and achieve academic excellence. By graduating within four years, college- and career-ready, our students have the skills to collaborate, communicate, think critically, and be creative, enabling them to persist as global citizens.

In addition to these goals, it is crucial that we prepare our students for the future by embracing 21st-century learning. This includes creating classrooms equipped with state-of-the-art technology and empowering our students to become change-makers in our ever-evolving world. Integrating technology into our teaching practices can foster innovation, enhance problem-solving skills, and promote digital literacy among our students. These 21st-century learning classrooms will allow our students to explore and engage with real-world issues, collaborate with their peers, and develop the skills necessary for future success. By embracing technology, we can ensure that our students are prepared to navigate the challenges and opportunities of the modern world.

As principals, you play a crucial role in creating an environment that embodies these principles. By fostering a culture of innovation and providing access to state-of-the-art technology, you empower our students to be the change-makers of tomorrow. Your leadership will inspire and empower others to embrace the importance of 21st-century learning.

I am confident that together, we can make a difference in the lives of our students. Let us work collaboratively to create a warm and welcoming environment that nurtures their growth, sparks their curiosity, and prepares them for a successful future.

Thank you for your dedication and commitment to our school community. I wish you all the best for the upcoming school year.  The team and I look forward to strongly supporting you and your school communities in starting the new year. 



Janice Ross


Brooklyn North High Schools

Districts 13,14,15,16,19,23 & 32

Janice Ross

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