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Principal's Message

July 12, 2017

To The Green Machine:

It is with great excitement and honor that I write to the stakeholders and supporters of Monterey High School! I eagerly look forward to serving you and your families and partnering with everyone to ensure the highest quality educational experience for our students. The first months of my transition to our great school have been enlightening and inspiring as I have seen the incredible things already happening on campus in addition to thinking creatively of how I can help push us to new heights and horizons.  

As a graduate of Monterey High School, my love and pride for our community runs deep. I look to the coming months as an opportunity to meet as many of you as possible in an effort to create partnerships to raise the achievement level of all students and create an holistic learning experience of which we can all be proud. As we continue with our International Baccalaureate implementation and the instructional/mindset shifts that are required, we must come together like never before and support our students and teachers with vigor and high expectations. 

For our students, it is a time to get involved and pursue engagements that require service and being part of a whole.  Whether it is a club, a sport, an academy, a pathway or any other activity on campus, it is important that we encourage our Toreadores to cross new thresholds and take academic risks, to be reflective thinkers while building and adhering to principles. 

As family and guardians of our students, you have an important role and part in the Green Machine. As with most machines, the Green Machine is comprised of many parts, none more important than the other, and we are going to depend on each and every one of you to hold our students and our school accountable. Through collective efforts, we hope to produce the MHS graduates of the future who are the civic members and citizens on which our community depends. 

Thank you again for your commitment to students and Monterey High School. I look forward to seeing you at Back to School Night on August 31 starting at 5:30 p.m

With Gratitude,

Thomas Newton

Principal

Monterey High School

Contact Info

Principal: Tom Newton

Assistant Principal: Xavier Rodriguez

Assistant Principal: Ivan Aranha

(831) 392-3801


(From left to right: Assistant Principal Ivan Aranha, Principal Tom Newton, Assistant Principal Xavier Rodriguez)

Monterey High School Mission and Vision

Monterey High School Mission is to eliminate barriers to student learning while emphasizing creativity, ethics, and continuous improvement. MHS staff works to cultivate reflective, principled, independent thinkers, who understand that other people, with all their differences, can also be right.

 

Monterey High School Vision: Monterey High School strives to be a top performing school where students, educators, and families work together to create a better and more peaceful world through intellectual and intercultural understanding and respect.