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Greetings From Principal William Bates

Herndon Family,Mr. Bates

Since Monday the halls of Herndon High School have been empty but they are still buzzing with the sounds of another successful year. On June 17, 2015, 450 seniors graduated from Herndon High School, eager for the next phase of their lives. The class took with it a plethora of honors and awards and was granted nearly $3,000,000 in college scholarships. The Class of 2015 is an amazing class and I am proud to say I had the opportunity to serve as their principal for the past four years. I am confident that this particular group of Hornets will change the world. Their Class Council video was the perfect demonstration of their leadership, closeness with each other and their level of commitment to HHS!

At the end of the year staff luncheon we said goodbye to colleagues who left us to retire, transfer to other schools or seek other opportunities. I want to congratulate all of our Hornet family members on their professional and personal achievements during the past year. There are too many milestones to name but some of the celebrations this year included nominations for Teacher of the Year and First Year Teacher of the Year along with community and national recognitions. We also had many personal accomplishments including members earning advanced degrees, marriages and welcoming new additions to our own families.

Although the end of the school year can be a stressful time for students and school employees it is also a time when we can be proud of our student’s accomplishments and the positive difference we made and will continue to make in the lives of our young Hornets. This is also a time when Herndon High School and the Herndon community should be proud of the high-quality faculty and staff we have. As I’ve stated many times before, Herndon is the number one school in all of Fairfax County because of the people. Herndon is the best because of YOU!
Thank you for a great school year and have an enjoyable summer break!

William L. Bates Jr. Principal
Herndon High School
All Hornets Are Capable Of Success, No Exceptions