It is now time to start working on that graduation speech. You are talking at the graduation, right? You should. If you are the principal of a high school you should look forward to this day.
It is a time of celebration for the kids and their families and you can be a big part of it if you take time to prepare.
Yes. Start preparing that speech now, but don't talk about data. Yuck. Don't talk about scholarships. Don't talk about other schools or your life history.
Instead, talk about them. Start collecting those stories from the four years that are memorable for the kids and if a few of them poke fun at you...tell them! Make them laugh, chuckle and grin. Most of all make them remember!
Start working on those stories now.