By Dominick Buccitti – Editor-in-Chief
As the new year at Jonathan Law High School gets underway, principal Mr. Thompson sat down with Advocate Editor-in-Chief Dominick Buccitti to discuss his goals and advice for the upcoming school year. He also reminds Jonathan Law of the true definition of a “Lawmazing” student.
Dominick Buccitti: What are your goals for this school year?
Mr. Thompson: My goals are to, firstly, provide a safe and successful school year to all students. Second, to work with the teachers to creating an academically challenging and engaging year. Thirdly, to continue to celebrate all things happening at our school and all the reasons our students are the difference-makers in the community.
DB: What did you do over the summer?
MT: I had to say goodbye to my friend Mrs. Drew, since she has retired and welcomed my friend Mr. Hoggatt as assistant principal. We hired eight new teachers. I worked with Mr. Marko and Mr. Hoggatt on the great start that we had.
DB: Any advice for the Class of 2021?
MT: Get involved because there’s so many things to do at our school. Ask questions and never stop learning.
DB: Any advice for the Class of 2018?
MT: Enjoy every moment. You’re a great class and are going to make a difference in this world. Don’t let this memorable year pass by you.
DB: What is your definition of a “Lawmazing” student?
MT: Someone who does their best. They appreciate the opportunities available to them. They give back to the community and are kind.