Principal's Page

Hello to all of our students here at Maryvale High School and welcome back!  

We know that this is not the ideal way to start a new school year.  The entire faculty and staff here at Maryvale would love to have all of you back here in the school everyday.  Personally, It has been strange to be here at Maryvale since March when this all began and come into an empty building everyday.  I can’t tell you how much I look forward to the day that we get to welcome you back into this building and I get to meet all of you in person.  

I am a history guy in nature and I can tell you that history is filled with stories of challenge and triumph.  Just to give you one example, during WWII, from September 1940 to May 1941, Great Britain was bombarded on a nightly basis by German bombers.  Every night for 7 months, British citizens would head to bomb shelters or underground subway stations in hopes that they would see the next morning.  You would think this nightly occurrence would demoralize or soften a country.  In fact, it did the opposite.  This time period known as the Blitz, challenged the resolve of British citizens on a nightly basis but they stayed resilient and gained strength from their solidarity.  Eventually, as you know, the Allies triumphed over the Axis powers.   

Thankfully, we are not facing anything near what the citizens of Great Britain had to endure.  However, during this unprecedented time in our history, I ask that you stay resilient and know that we are all in this together.  The faculty, staff and administration are here for you and we are ready to help you take on this challenge as we start the year remotely.

As you may or may not know, I grew up in this community and I am a proud graduate of Maryvale.  This community, including the teachers and staff that I interacted with, taught me a certain level of grit and perseverance that I keep with me to this day.  I can tell you that Mrs. Hada and myself are here for you and while we are in the remote model, we will continue to prepare for the day we are all back together.  

Until that day, I feel confident that as a community and a school, we will persevere through this time and will most definitely come out stronger.  

We wish all of our students and their families continued good health and a great start to our school year.  If you need anything at all, please do not hesitate to call me or Mrs. Hada here at the school or send us an email.  

Go Flyers!!

Mr. Swenson