Don't change your perception
WRITTEN BY THE EDITORIAL BOARD
Reagan has had a solid reputation within the community and itself. Always trying, and the majority of the time succeeding, to create a secure, safe environment for everyone with their different needs. As stress builds through the end of this year, they have even incorporated new lessons based on the teachings of mindfulness to supply the tools for students to learn how to manage and cope with stress. What remains true to our reputation are the many academic, athletic, musical, and artistic successes that our students have achieved. What is to be recognized is the long standing reputation of having a safe environment, and it is amazing to see how much Reagan has grown.
What is interesting is the differences between other schools and ours. At other high schools in the area, multiple fights happen in the hallway everyday. Here, there are a rare few throughout the year. With public tragedies happening here and there, we haven’t come across one, yet. That is the scary part; I say ‘yet’ because Reagan is a relatively new high school, so it does not have much history in its 12 years of existence. However, as history has shown us, times of crisis and hardship are bound to happen.
Bad things happen, and Reagan knows that there are days when storms begin to roll in. However, we should not let that drown us in negativity and cloud our great successes. As a school community, we are strong. One single event out of many great ones should not change our perceptions, nor the community’s perception of this school. Despite this storm the best thing to do is learn from it, while baring its lightning and thunder until the rain ceases. We will prove our ability to survive not only the aftermath of this storm but the next one as well, which means it can not damage us.
We are a school that will continue to hold its strong characteristics in our academics, social, and personal lives as this school does supply the tools we need to move into the real world.One thing that we have though is growth. Hopefully, the students and staff will learn and develop and continue to be the good individuals that they know they all have in them.