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I certainly hope that everyone has had a restful and safe summer. As we get the school year underway in these first few weeks, I am reminded that everything we do and every decision we make must always be about children. One of the most difficult parts of my role as principal is trying to make sure that policies and procedures are appropriate for ALL of our students. What might be best for your child individually may not be what is best for all the students in the school. Please keep in mind that we have children ranging in ages from 4-12 on our campus so policies and procedures have to be decided upon that are in the best interest of all of them. Parents sometimes call and ask why we do some of the things we do. I welcome that because it makes me think through why we do what we do and if I can’t tell you why we do something, we may need to look at changing how we do that particular thing.

We are very proud of our students and their academic performance. Our overall 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade End of Grade test scores were 2nd in Haywood County Schools this past school year. That only happens when students, teachers, parents, and everyone else at school are working together. Congratulations to your children!!

Hope to see each of you soon,

Mrs. Hollingsworth


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  • Jonathan Valley Elementary
  • Heather Hollingsworth, Principal
  • 410 Hall Dr., Waynesville, NC 28785
  • 828.926.3207