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Principal's Message

BHS Parents and Guardians,                                                                                                August 1, 2019


With everything, there’s a line. On one side of the line is a greater chance to make good things happen (better results, better relationships, more opportunities). This is where you’ll find all those people you admire. On the other side of the line, there’s less of a chance. And with each line you have a choice. You want to cross the line or you don’t. You want that better chance at making good things happen (meaningful things) or you settle with the lesser chance.”                                 - Cross The Line, by Sam Parker

For years, we have discussed the good things that happen at Bayfield High School, and the time is now to move from good to great!  I am thrilled to emphasize amazing opportunities we have in place for our students, and focus on moving toward brighter opportunities for BHS. We are excited to be opening up the Pueblo Community College site in Bayfield as well as the Wolverine Academy Alternative school for students at BHS, if your student is interested in either of these great opportunities, please contact our counseling office.


Welcome Back!  I am looking forward to another fantastic year and the opportunity to continue our work with outstanding staff and incredible students. I can’t wait to see each and every one of you and hear about the great things that you did over the summer, as well as, celebrate student success and staff accomplishments.  We will be continuing to hold ourselves and students to high levels of accountability through maintaining a high standard of a positive climate and culture in our building.  We will also evaluate data and open a dialogue that will allow us to continue offering a first-class education as well as recognize and encourage positive behavior and support students at every level. The team at Bayfield High School will focus on creating an environment of mental wellness and communication. It is our continued expectation that staff will do everything possible to have 100% parent contact throughout each semester. Please continue to openly communicate with our team here at BHS, and as always please be in contact with your child’s teacher first.


As always, summer reminds us of the importance of family and friends. I hope that each of you are able to spend the remaining time, before we come back together, with your families, hold them close and hug them tight. Rest and relax for the last few days of your break. 

See all of you soon,

Leon Hanhardt, Principal

Bayfield High School