Principal's Corner


Dear Parents and Friends:

As I start my second year here at Locust Fork High School, I have taken a moment to reflect upon the 2015-2016 school year.  I hope you as a community and parents are proud of the direction we are trying to take the school in academics, extracurricular activities, and athletically.  This year Mrs. McMinn and I had the whole summer to think of new ideas and ways to improve all aspects of Locust Fork High School.  This could be dangerous, so watch out and hang on for the ride!

Locust Fork High School is steeped with tradition, but continues to focus on the future. The faculty at Locust Fork High School remains focused on getting all students to graduation in four years and preparing them for their post-secondary plans.  As the administration observes throughout the building, we find teachers actively engaging students in the educational process, which is of paramount importance.  We are proud of the rigorous instruction and exceptional opportunities afforded to our students each day. Many of our teachers attended professional development to improve and enhance their instruction to offer more rigor and excellence in their classrooms.

There will be much going on in our school over the next several months.  Encourage your student to become actively engaged in academic and extracurricular activities.  There are many opportunities for students to be successful. Take advantage of what we have to offer. Parents, if your student is struggling with individual academic classes, encourage them to take advantage of the after-school tutoring program offered in the morning and afternoon.  

I challenge you to ask your students to share their day with you.  Look for examples of creative activities, reading and writing across the curriculum and innovative use of technology. Then please find time to thank a teacher.

We will continue to strive for excellence this school year.  Along with your valued support we will remain committed to offering a high-quality education to every student.


Tommy Smitherman


Locust Fork High School