A Letter from the VCHS Principal – January 2023

Dear VCHS Families,

Let me begin by wishing you all a Happy New Year filled with good health, love, and many successes. During winter break, I hope you had the chance to catch up with friends and family and enjoy some rest and relaxation. I spent some time reflecting on 2022 and thinking about the work and opportunities that lie ahead in 2023.

As we approach the holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his work and legacy, I am reminded of one of my favorite quotes of his, “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”

One of the things I appreciate most about Valley Catholic High School’s staff is that we work together on things that matter and strive to provide a high-quality educational opportunity for students and families. At VCHS, we place great value on our students’ success as they move through their academic journey and develop a commitment to service. We are excited to continue our work for the second half of the school year— focused on student achievement and community involvement. As we ring in the new year, our students will be preparing for finals, participating in many extra-curriculars, and our 82 seniors will be preparing for their last semester of high school!  

As my first semester as principal of VCHS comes to a close, I have observed and become thankful for our incredible student body, our dedicated staff, and our involved families. In addition, our alumni base is stronger than ever, as evidenced by participation in holiday festivities and the countless campus visitors who were home during the holiday break and dropped by!

Thank you for your continued support and Happy New Year to all!

Dr. Sara Bruins