It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to Westland Hialeah Senior High School for the 2007-2008 school year. We are extremely excited about the opening of this 21st century school, built in the heart of the City of Hialeah.
Robert Hutchins wrote “Perhaps the greatest idea that America has given the world is education for all,” while Thomas Jefferson said “the best deterrent against tyranny is an educated citizenry.” Good public schools are the cornerstone of democracy. Our goal is to prepare a diverse student population to succeed in a “future that we can’t even describe” (David Warlike). As such, we at Westland Hialeah Senior High School believe our mission is creating independent learners and responsible citizens for an increasingly competitive, diverse and global community. We also believe we must create resilient, flexible, reflective, problem solvers for a 21st century global economy.
In Thomas L. Friedman’s book, The World Is Flat, Friedman speaks of the challenge facing education – “How do we equip students with the skills and knowledge they need to be competitive in a global, information – based economy and [be] contributing citizens?”
The faculty, staff and administration of Westland Hialeah Senior High School are up to this task. We are honored that you have entrusted us with the care, education and development of your most prized “possession”, your child.
Alberto Rodriguez, Ed.D.
GIOVANNA M. BLANCO, Principal