David J. Doyle Kendall Jr/Sr High School Administration
Jr/Sr High Principal
Jr/Sr High Assistant Principal
KENDALL CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
1932 Kendall Road
Kendall, New York 14476
(585) 659-8903 FAX
David J. Doyle
Jr. Sr. High School
(585) 659-8988 FAX
(585) 659-8988 FAX
(585) 659-8940 FAX
Coordinator Special Education
(585) 659-8904 FAX
Dear Students, Parents and Community Members:
This time of year provides Kendall with an opportunity to celebrate! We have 69 students who are committed to graduating on June 27, 2014. Where has the time gone? I am sure senior parents are asking themselves that exact question. I too become melancholy at this time of year. I am excited to see our seniors take the next step in their young lives, but it is difficult to say goodbye. I am proud of the education we have provided our students. Kendall consistently has the highest graduation rate and Regents results in the area. However, I wouldn't be doing my job if I didn't continually challenge myself to support and research new opportunities for our students. I am excited to share the details about one of the new events our seniors had available to them this year thanks to our outstanding community and parents.
On April 22nd we held Kendall's first annual Senior Bash. Students arrived to school Saturday evening at 9:00 pm and stayed until 6:00 am Sunday morning. To say it was a success would be an understatement. We had 23 parents who volunteered to help make this event awesome. I would like to thank Paula Browe and Laurie Ackles for serving as chairs. The group of 23 parents collected roughly $2500 in food and prizes for our seniors to enjoy. Every student left the Senior Bash well fed and with awesome prizes. Students also had the opportunity to have a manicure, massage, professional pictures, and an air-brushed tattoo. There were movies, “Minute to Win It” games, a rousing volleyball tournament, three on three basketball, and “Are You Smarter than a Fifth Grader” competition. A great time was had by all. Thank you to all of the parents who contributed their talents and time to organize the Senior Bash for our seniors We will be recruiting next year's senior parents to help us carry on this new tradition at Kendall. This is just another example of why Kendall is a great place to raise your children. Without our senior parents, this event would not have been possible.
As I have stated before, the best part of serving Kendall as the Junior/Senior High School principal is the time I spend with students, staff, and community members. I had the honor of chaperoning the 8th grade trip to Washington D.C. again this year. I have never traveled with Kendall's kids without having someone comment about the outstanding behavior of our students. One of the highlights of our 8th grade trip is visiting Gettysburg. Every year we are assigned a tour guide who boards our bus and provides students with historical information for approximately two hours. This year our tour guide presented us with his card. He indicated that he rarely hands out his personal card, but he was so impressed with our students' behavior he wanted to guide our school again next year.
I would like to publicly thank the Lions Club for their unwavering support. The Lions Club has sponsored a senior breakfast for the last 25 years. The event is a wonderful opportunity for our kids to be pampered and celebrated. The Lions also sponsored a pizza lunch for our Leos Club. This is a group of approximately 65 students who are committed to making the community better by volunteering their time.
It is always heartwarming to see our kids cherishing their final days as Kendall students while creating life long memories. Catherine Pulsifer once said, “Graduation is a time of completion, of finishing, of an ending; however, it is also a time of celebration of achievement and a beginning for the new graduate.”
Thank you for the support you have offered throughout this year. I look forward to welcoming our students back in the fall, and I am confident it will be another year to celebrate.
Kendall Junior/Senior High School Principal