Welcome from Principal Palmer 2018-2019
2018-19 Letter from Principal Palmer
Deering Ram

Dear Students and Families,

Welcome to school year 2018-2019. You are the most important part of Deering High School.

I believe that because a school is, ultimately, the people who inhabit it. This is my way of saying that you, all together, are Deering High School this year. You inherit our 100 plus year history, and in 2018-2019 we will together write a new page that is added to that history and that will change Deering forever.

Along the way it is my hope that our programs challenge, help, and support you; but I also want you to challenge and change us for the better. That is our collective responsibility that we will take on this year.

I also wanted to give you a few details about the opening of school. Here are some important early dates:

  • Wednesday, August 29th                      9th grade orientation, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 4th                        1st day of school; grade 9 arrives at 8:00 a.m.(breakfast 7:30 a.m. - 7:55 a.m.) and other grades arrive at 10:00 a.m. for lunch, withstudents reporting to their DC advisory room at 10:45 a.m. Freshmen attend all day.
  • Monday, September 24th                      Open House, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m

Together with staff and students I’ll be discussing improvements and upgrades to our educational program, and with assistant principals Dr. Abdullahi Ahmed and Alyson Dame we’ll talk about efforts to make sure all students have excellent school attendance which is a predictor for success. Also, students have asked about a list of supplies. Laptops will be distributed here at school, so just think about any notebooks and other organizational materials you might want that help you during the day. There is no list that you have to worry about.

I look forward to seeing each of you and to beginning this year’s journey together.



Grgg Palmer, Principal

Deering High School