Today's Southbridge Evening News carries a "Sound Off" addressing an issue that was brought to my attention prior to its publication in that forum.
Where was Southbridge High?
On Wednesday evening, Oct. 3, the annual “High School Night” for current grade 8 students was held at Trinity Catholic Academy in Southbridge.
This event brings many area public and private high school representatives to Trinity students and parents with information about their institutions.
For the past five years Southbridge High School has been a part of this event. The former principal, guidance counselors, curriculum coordinators, and current SHS students have consistently attended, with hopes of recruiting local and school-choice students. Last year both the valedictorian and salutatorian from the Southbridge High graduating class were Trinity alumni.
It was unfortunate that Southbridge High School did not participate at this year’s program. Apparently this is one of the many drawbacks when administration and guidance have no connection to the community.
I have several emails regarding this matter. The most relevant is one from SMHS principal Tammy Perreault responding to a Trinity Catholic Academy parent inquiring about the absence by SMHS personnel from the event.
In that email, Ms. Perreault states, “I received no phone calls, no emails and no letters... nor did my staff. I would say that's more reflective of others rather than SMHS.”
I think it is fair to say that somebody “has some ‘splainin’ to do.”