Thank You, Red Bank High School

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

I sit here tonight, thankful everyday that my husband and I took a chance on sending our one and only child to Red Bank High School.  I was brought up in private schools, and was of the mindset private was the only way to go... if you can afford it.   And I have nothing against private schooling. 

But, life dictated that we couldn't afford private school, and we were zoned for Red Bank High School.  We had had a very successful run at Alpine Crest Elementary School, and Red Bank Middle School (oh how we miss Red Bank Middle.)  Still, this is high school we're talking about, and I was apprehensive about what I would find at Red Bank High School.   

We wanted the best for our only kiddo, who, I still have a hard time accepting is in high school.  And that's exactly what we found at Red Bank High School.

Between my daughter's outstanding JROTC instructors, to her volleyball coaches, and all of the other teachers in between, I couldn't ask for a better school.  She is having what I would consider an amazing first year of high school.  She is thriving and happy, and while I know a lot of that has to do with her and who she is, it also has to do with her teachers and coaches at Red Bank.   They go the extra mile.  They go way beyond what is expected of them, and I'm so thankful that my daughter is lucky enough to have teachers and coaches that will remain a strong influence in her life long after she graduates and flies the nest. 

So to all of my child's teachers and coaches,  thank you.  Thank you for putting my fears to rest about what may or may not await my child at Red Bank.  What awaits her is a very bright future... a bright future that you all are helping her move towards.

Mariah Smith

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