Last Wednesday, Marliese Gause had published an editorial regarding the present high school staff’s efforts to reduce the amount of illegal drug trafficking that has historically been taking place in our high school.
Thank you for publishing this opinion piece. Thank you for bringing this topic out into the open where it can be discussed freely.
Thank you for informing our community that the administration is not only taking this threat to our children’s safety and education seriously, but that it is succeeding in its efforts.
Thanks for letting us all know that those students that are at risk are cared about and that those individuals that are at the heart of this problem are being identified and being given help. My thanks also goes out to all the administration and staff that are responsible for doing more than just talking about the problem, they have put a plan in place and are acting on it.
Regarding the parents with which Gause has been having “some disturbing conversations;” perhaps they should be accepting the help that our school staff is offering in identifying a potentially life-destroying problem that a small portion of our students are struggling with. Gause, begins her editorial by stating, “...I am not in support of teens using drugs of any kind, anywhere,” but by my read, the remainder of her opinion piece runs contrary to this sentiment - disappointing.
Finally, to PSHS students and staff reading this article: the conversations that I have been having with parents of PSHS students have been overwhelmingly positive! The opportunities presented and participation in the various outings, field-trips, competitions, and events and our student’s success in them illustrate to me that our school is in great shape and is improving every year.