In an effort to ensure that we provide the safest environment possible for all students, the high school will be working with law enforcement this year to implement unannounced drug detection searches by trained dogs. The attached policy will answer questions you may have regarding the procedures that will be used.
The gist of our policy is:
o The district will cooperate with law enforcement officers who use trained dogs to sniff district-owned public areas and items in those areas. This includes lockers, unoccupied classrooms, unattended bags, etc..
o There will be no sniffing of individual students or occupied classrooms.
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact either the superintendent or high school principal. Our highest priority is the safety of all students and hope you will view the use of these trained professionals as a means to this end.
o Should a dog alert, normal search procedures will be used to ascertain the reason for the dogÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s reaction.
Principal Dave Vetter of Raymond High School announced today that Kendra Dunsmoor has been named a “Commended Student” in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation, which conducts the program, will be presented by the principal to this scholastically talented senior.
About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.6 million students who entered the 2017 competition by taking the 2015 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.
“The young men and women being named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success," commented a spokesperson for NMSC. “These students represent a valuable national resource; recognizing their accomplishments, as well as the key role their schools play in their academic development, is vital to the advancement of educational excellence in our nation. We hope that this recognition will help broaden their educational opportunities and encourage them as they continue their pursuit of academic success."