A National Congressional Resolution passed by the Senate and House of Representatives has officially recognized October 2018 as National Principals Month. This time recognizes the dedicated service and professional commitment of principals.

This are the perfect description words of Lincoln High School’s own Mr. Kevin McNamara. He has done the most to make sure each student is as happy as possible with their high school experience while also making sure the school is safe, nurturing and functioning in the most efficient way possible. One will hardly, if ever, come across a student that dislikes our principal. One month of gratitude is the least we can give back for his years of dedication to his students.

The month of recognition extends to assistant principals as well. Be sure to recognize the many great things that Mr. Marc Cobb and Dr. Kim Laliberte do for us every day.

Below is a listing of the many activities that have been established and scheduled to recognize principals and assistant principals during this celebrated time period.

  • Capitol Hill Event: Yesterday (October 3) an event on Capitol Hill highlighted federal support for principals and the impact principals have on their school and community. Through this event, one can understand what truly goes into Mr. McNamara’s job. He does much more than create positivity in our hallways, and here you can learn just how much our principal has to do for us students. This event will be live-streamed if you cannot attend in person.

  • Video Contest: Students all over the country are invited to create fun videos about how much their principal means to them. Videos under 2 minutes are being submitted to the Student Video Contest. All videos are due tomorrow, October 5 at 2 p.m. The LHS Journalism Academy students chose to capture Mr. Mac’s spirit and positivity by showcasing his twitter feed. You can check out the video here: https://youtu.be/-_ZtJhhwwDM

  • #ThankAPrincipal: All month long, students, teachers, and principals can post about their school’s celebrations on social media with #ThankAPrincipal. Mr. McNamara has a twitter and Lincoln High School has an Instagram that can be referenced to so our principal can see all the messages put out on social media appreciating everything he does. If you don’t know how to begin, you can access the social media toolkit for sample posts and graphics.

  • E-cards: Students, parents, and staff can send free and special e-cards to Mr. McNamara, Mr. Cobb or Dr. Laliberte. This is an easy and quick way to show appreciation to the team that works so hard for us everyday.

  • Webinars: This one’s for the professions. Learning sessions will focus on topics and issues related to principals and leadership.