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Principal Message

Principal Rich Swanson

Dear Members of the Phoenix Family,

It has been a very busy, yet wonderful opening at Farmington High School.  We appreciate the commitment and support of our community members, and know that we could not have seen any of the successes that we have felt without your involvement and help.

I would like to sincerely thank both our students and parents for the patience that you have shown us, as we have committed to an innovative and purposeful approach to education.  I know that these changes have not come easily, and that I have not communicated as clearly as I would have liked to with our roll-out.  I must admit that it was tough to know the things that we did not know going into this transition.  We are committed to making the educational experience for our students and parents a successful one.  As has been stated before, we desire to approach education with a purposeful, personalized setting, and one that will prepare our learners for success in their post-secondary educational or career goals.

I have a great deal of gratitude for our teaching staff that has embarked on a new journey, and I appreciate the time and energies that they have devoted to our students.  You will not find a more devoted and supportive faculty and staff anywhere.  The time and effort that they have given to help our students be successful is absolutely amazing.  Teachers report that they have never worked harder, taught more, nor given more time to their expertise and craft in the classroom than they have this year.  I have personally watched them work tirelessly, and I applaud their efforts, and thank them for their dedication. 

I know that we still have a long way to go to perfect the great things that are happening at Farmington High, and I give each of you my pledge that we will continue to grow and develop as a school.  Our trail-breaking path that we have embarked on will continue to improve day by day, and week by week.  I am very optimistic about the new definition of excellence that our students and staff will define as we continue to grow and improve.

Lastly, I want to congratulate our fall sports teams for their success.  Each and every one of our fall teams qualified for State, and they represented us well.  Our Cross Country and Boys Golf teams have begun with Region Titles this year, and they have placed in the top 2 and 3 teams in the State.  Our Marching Band finished their inaugural season with a 2nd Place in State finish.  Our Football and Volleyball teams have both represented us well. 

We are eager to see the great things that await us as the Winter Seasons begin.  We have fabulous Cheerleaders and a wonderful Drill team, and our Basketball and Wrestling squads are all poised for great seasons.  Please come join us at our events, as we continue to promote this super community through our wonderful student-athletes.

Sincerely,
Richard Swanson
Principal, Farmington High School

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