Principal's Message

Dear Ferriday High School Families,

Welcome Back!

I hope you have had an amazing summer and that you are relaxed, recharged and ready to start a new
school year. Our incredible staff of educators have been working throughout the summer to prepare for
your learning experience this year. I am delighted that you are a part of our learning community and I
value your positive energy and feedback this year.

Each year brings positive change. We understand that our students may be feeling anxious with the start
of a new school year. We will continue to place a strong emphasis on social emotional learning while
focusing on building classroom communities. We are aware that we will need to address unfinished
learning by using an accelerated model to close gaps in knowledge.

I firmly believe that every child can excel and that the cooperation between home and school builds
trust and self-esteem in students. My goal is to ingrain a culture of excellence here at Ferriday High
School. I am devoted to continually exploring new ideas to meet the needs of all students. I welcome
your positive interaction and input.

To our students, I hope that you are excited for this coming school year. It is going to be a meaningful
and fun year. We will be learning together to achieve the highest of accomplishments.

Thank you for supporting the “Trojan Movement”. Together we will make the difference to obtain and
sustain “SUCCESS FOR ALL” at Ferriday High School.

Educationally yours,

Joseph E. Smith, Principal
Ferriday High School