Principal's Message

The 2014 summer has nearly concluded and has brought many changes to WHS.  If you have been by the HS lately, you probably have noticed a little renovating going on around the campus which appears to be on schedule at this point.  Unfortunately, being on schedule does not necessarily mean it will be all done by the start of school, but many aspects will be complete.  This summer has also brought about some change in the leadership for the 2014-2015 school year.  Dr. Bonewald, who has done a great job in Wimberley, will be moving forward with his career in Victoria.  Although his dedication and leadership will be missed, I am grateful for the opportunity to serve as Principal at WHS. Roz Simmons has come on board as the Assistant Principal and we are both excited for this chance to work with the great faculty, staff, students and parents.    

 

The remainder of the summer will be busy with the construction and working out the details of the 1:1 iPad initiative for students.  We will have our first presentation on responsible use of iPads on Tuesday, August 5 at 6:30 in the Lone Star Theater.  Since construction is still in that area, we will only be able to use the main entrance and exit to the theater that evening.  Reggie Cajayon from Texas State will be giving a similar presentation as he did in the spring semester at the HS.  So if you attended one of those two meetings, then this will not be new information for you.  There will be another opportunity for this presentation on August 27 with details to be announced later.  We are currently working on a timeline and details for the iPad deployment.  That information will be ready before the start of school, so keep checking the website for details.  The 2014-2015 school year promises to be full of GREAT opportunities for the students of this GREAT community!  Enjoy the rest of your summer!

I am in my first year as Principal at WHS and my thirteenth year in Wimberley ISD. Our goal at WHS is to ensure a positive, challenging and safe learning environment for all students.  We will provide a quality education ensuring our students will be prepared for post secondary learning while becoming productive citizens in our evolving society. 

 

 Personal Information

I made the decision to go into education while attending and subsequently graduating from Needville High School. My desire to work in education continued during my undergraduate studies at Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas. I graduated in 1998 with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sport Studies with a Biology Minor; I earned a Masters Degree in Education in 2000 and an Educational Administration Certification in 2002 from Tarleton as well. Before coming to Wimberley, I served as a science teacher and a coach at Glen Rose Junior High for four years. I then moved to Wimberley where I spent the first four years teaching biology and coaching football, powerlifting, and track at the high school. I worked as the Assistant Principal at WJHS in 2006-2007, HS Assistant Principal in 07-08, JH Principal from 2008 – 2014 and now WHS Principal. When not in school, I love to spend time with my wife, Carrie, our nine-year old daughter Claire and our three-year old daughter Josie. I appreciate and look forward to working with the students, parents, and faculty of Wimberley High School.


Jason Valentine

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