About Me

In the summer before my junior year in college, I had the opportunity to work with children at a summer camp and realized that my future would be as an educator. I changed my major and selected a whole new set of classes. That summer I came to the realization that I wanted to follow in the footsteps and give back the same way that my teachers and coaches at Arcata High had done for me.

 

I obtained my teaching credential and a masters degree in education at the Stanford Teacher Education Program in 1991 and After teaching in the bay area for four years at the middle school level, I returned to Humboldt when I took a teaching position at Eureka High School. During my 18 years at EHS, I taught history, advised student government, coached wrestling, and worked together with Jennifer Johnson to direct the Eureka Academy for Service Learning with Technology (EAST). Over the course of 11 years, the student-led service-learning projects in EAST earned national acclaim, and our students presented across the country about this model program.

 

In 2012, I became an administrator and took on the role of Assistant Principal at Zane Middle School. In three years in the role, Zane became a STEAM magnet school and grew dramatically in reputation and numbers.

 

In the spring of 2016, I had the good fortune to have been selected to become the principal of Six Rivers Charter High School and thus returned to the same campus I walked as a high school student. Six Rivers is indeed an incredible place filled with excellent teachers and passionate students.  In fact, it is notable that over the past four years three teachers have been honored with "Excellence in Teaching" awards at the county level and our Title 1 Math Aide was an employee of the year.  I am proud of the progress we have made as a school and how we have weathered the challenges of COVID. 

 

Six Rivers is indeed a special place and I like to remind people, "It is good to be a Pirate."

 

Open lines of communication are key to the health of our school community. If you would like to contact me with a question or some feedback, email me at [email protected].

 

 

Posts

Six Rivers Update: College Bound - -Rescheduled - Hot Dog!

9/23/19
 
Six Rivers Community:
 
Another big week is upon us! Six Rivers is sailing on with the following events on the horizon:
  • Tuesday, September 24th, at 6 pm, is College Information Night! Darcy Robins from the College and Career Center and Sierra Farmer from TRiO will guide a discussion of the next best steps for students aspiring for higher education.
  • Please note that the Parent Advisory Committee meeting has been rescheduled to Thursday, October 3rd at 6 pm. This meeting is open to the public. 
  • Next Tuesday, October 1st, at 6 pm there will be a parent information night for Junior Parents with Sierra Farmer. We will discuss the SAT, A-G readiness, and the Junior trip. Save this date!
  • Sierra from TRiO is planning have an SAT practice test on October 5th! Here is a chance for students to explore the test and learn strategies for success. Thanks to Sierra for supporting the students of Six Rivers!
  • Finally, this weekend, September 28th and 29th,  is the Hot Dog fundraiser! Come to Ace Hardware in McKinleyville to support Six Rivers student leadership. The grill will be up and running from 11 to 4! 
See the attached flyers for the upcoming events!
 
It is good to be a Pirate!
 
--
Ron Perry
Principal
Six Rivers Charter High School
707-825-2015

Six Rivers Update: Senior Class College Information Night

9/18/19
 
Six Rivers Senior Parents:
 
On Tuesday, September 24th, from 6 to 7 pm, Six Rivers will host a College Information Night for students and parents in room 703.
 
On hand to lead the discussion will be Darcy Robins from the College and Career Center and Sierra Farmer from Humboldt State TRiO.  These two will expertly share the next best steps for students interested in attending a college or university. This question and answer session will include the SAT tests, the admissions process, financial aid, and more. 
 
I invite parents and students to take advantage of this opportunity.
 
It is good to be a Pirate
 

Six Rivers Update: Pirate Parents & Community Builiding take 2

9/17/19
 
Six Rivers:
 
September is a busy time as we lay the foundation for the academic year. Here are a few of the upcoming events of note:
  • On Wednesday, September 18th at 6 pm, we will hold our first Pirate Parents meeting in room 704. If you are interested in helping to orchestrate the Parent effort to support school activities and student learning, please attend.
  • This Thursday, September 19th, is "Talk Like a Pirate Day." Student government is calling on all Pirates to wear their Six Rivers colors or spirit gear OR dress like a Pirate. Activities are planned for lunch!  Encourage your student to arrive on campus dressed in their best Pirate attire.
  • On Thursday, September 26th, Six Rivers will hold it's first Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) meeting at 6 pm in room 703. The PAC is the official parent voice in the review of the Six Rivers LCAP Action Plan This is a public meeting and comments from the community are welcome. 
  • The end of the first term will arrive on September 27th. Term grades will be mailed home about a week later. It is important to remember that the term grades represent an indication of a student's progress. While they are important, only Semester grades are placed on transcripts. If you are concerned about your student's progress, please reach out for support.  
  • On September 28th and 29th from 11 to 4 pm, Six Rivers Student Government will be cooking and selling hotdogs in partnership with McKinleyville ACE  to raise funds for planned activities.  Pirate Council is gathering student volunteers for the effort and Pirate Parents are seeking parents to assist as well. If you are interested in working a shift at this event please contact me via email.  Finally, Pirate Council encourages our Six Rivers' community to swing by and support this effort.
  • Finally, the Community Building Field Trip has been rescheduled for October 7th. This time we have set our sights on Redwood Park with an eye to saving the combined hour it takes to drive to Patrick's Point.  Watch for a permission slip! 
Stay tuned for more news about activities at goings-on at Six Rivers. Coming soon are parent nights for juniors and seniors and a field trip to Redwood Park!
 
It is good to be a Pirate!
--
Ron Perry
Principal
Six Rivers Charter High School
707-825-2015

Six Rivers Update: Field Trip Postponed due to Weather

Six Rivers:
 
I am disappointed to share that after a review of the weather reports and a great deal of deliberation, I have reluctantly decided that the best course is to postpone our field-trip to Patrick's Point.
 
Students will have a normal Monday schedule. 
 
If you have questions please send me an email or drop into our Pirate Parent Meeting on Wednesday evening. 
 
Thanks for your understanding. 
 
--
Ron Perry
Principal
Six Rivers Charter High School
707-825-2015

Six Rivers Update: Community Field Trip Monday!

9/14/19
 
Students and Parents:
 
Thanks for all those students and parents who returned their permission slip for our traditional Community Building Field Trip that is slated to take place on Monday. This year we are focusing on "pulling together" which is one of our school norms. 
 
Today I am writing to remind you all that the weather is sometimes difficult to anticipate at Patrick's Point. Though the Weather Underground report shows that it will be partly cloudy during the time that we will be in there, showers are anticipated two hours after we depart. Consequently, students may want to bring an extra layer or a jacket just in case. In addition, one activity will feature a scavenger hunt so comfortable shoes are encouraged.
 
Thanks to volunteers from Pirate Parents, a variety of snacks will be served for all students. Six Rivers encourages students to bring a water bottle as we hope to minimize the number of cups we use. 
 
Finally, I would like to remind our community that the Pirate Parents will meet on Wednesday. September 18th, at 6 pm. If you would like to contribute time and energy to our Six Rivers community, please drop by. 

 
-- 
Ron Perry
Principal 
Six Rivers Charter High School
707-825-2015