Welcome to LTHS and the 2016-17 School Year

Trail Blazer Parents and Students,

Welcome to the 2016-17 school year.  August 22nd, 2016 felt far away and is now at our doorstep.  The LTHS Class of 2020 is about to start high school at a stunning new facility in one of the best communities in America.

We appreciate the many parents already bringing their kids to LTHS for events and even those joining our quickly growing PTSA.  The involvement of parents in our community is a strong and valued part of our school identity.  Thank you for your support of LTHS.

I cannot say enough about the teachers serving our students.  These are talented people who care deeply about the success of our students.  On Friday when we ended our last meeting, I felt a sense of pressure amongst them.  It wasn’t a bad pressure, though.  It was the kind of pressure good people feel when they want to do a great job for their students and school.  For weeks, LTHS staff worked late nights, weekends, and early mornings preparing lessons and rooms for our students.  Many bleary-eyed “teacher kids” were at LTHS early and late, so mom or dad could get a little more work done.  Can’t wait for you to see the culture LTHS teachers will build with our students.

IMG_2976I’m extremely proud of our students.  The pride they show for our school is amazing.  Students in fine arts rallied together with stellar performances.  You can hear our student section chant at home volleyball games.  So many students are eager to get involved and bring pride to the Trail Blazers.

My favorite “dad” memories are teaching my kids to ride a bike.  For both my daughter and son, I spent hours in church parking lots running and holding on to the back of their seat.  Finally, as I was drenched in sweat and panting, they would take off on their own and scream, “I did it!  I did it all on my own!”

In a way, when these 9th graders fill our halls we start to let go of the bicycle seat.  The accomplishments, effort, and attitude of our students will define what it means to be a “Trail Blazer.”  On behalf of our faculty, welcome to Lebanon Trail High School.


Devin Padavil

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