Dear Parents, Alumni, and Friends,
Even as adults, the phrase "back-to-school" means a return to routine, hot August days, new school shoes and supplies, fresh haircuts, and excitement about a new beginning. The beginning of a new school year is always an exciting time at E. D. White as we see the new senior and junior classes take on leadership roles, the sophomore class transition from junior high to senior high status, and the freshmen rejoice that they are no longer the new students in school. The welcoming of our 8th grade class and new students in other grade levels is one of the highlights for our faculty because we see the tremendous potential in our new students and look forward to helping them reach that potential.
With our increase in enrollment and need for new faculty, we are very blessed to welcome the following educators to the E. D. White family:
• Mrs. Monique Aucoin – Math & French Mr. Jeremy LeBlanc – Technology Director
• Dr. Sarah Bergeron – Science Ms. Ryan Mire – English & AE
• Ms. Kristen Daigle – English Chef Monica Larousse – Culinary Arts
• Brother Ronald Talbot – Finance & Teacher Supervision
We welcome Mrs. Kris Guillot to the administration team as she assumes the role of Academic Assistant Principal. During her 25 years of teaching at E. D. White, she has taught science at all levels, served as a guidance counselor and science department chairperson, and moderated a number of student organizations including National Honor Society and Key Club. Ms. Charlotte Smith is moving to the Student Life Office as the Dean of Students where she will oversee student attendance and discipline. Mrs. Gwen Duet is returning to the guidance department as the Director of Guidance and 8th grade counselor, but she will remain a part of the administration team.
Student schedules and important orientation day information were mailed on Tuesday, July 26. Orientation day is the first official school day for students, and it is vital that students are present. Please refer to the 2016-2017 Student-Parent Handbook posted on the school’s website, www.edwhite.org for dress and grooming policies. We want the first day of school to be a positive one for our students, so it is important that they are in proper uniform. We appreciate your support in helping your child to adhere to the dress code throughout the school year. If you have any questions regarding hairstyles or grooming issues, please contact Ms. Smith before school begins.
This year, we celebrate 50 years of uniting our two founding orders, Brothers of the Sacred Heart and Sisters of Mount Carmel, as they became Edward Douglas White Catholic High School. We are so blessed with a rich tradition of faith, family, academic excellence, and community support.
Thank you for choosing our school to be a part of your child’s spiritual and academic journey. May the Lord continue to bless your family.
Michelle R. Chiasson '86, Principal