To the Firebird community,
It is with great excitement and anticipation for the 2019-20 school year that I begin my fourth year as the principal of J. C. Birdlebough High School! The first three years were filled with all of the excitement of building new relationships, continually improving our approach to student learning and achievement and focusing on a capital project that is bringing a new music addition, a new football stadium and renovations to bring many of our classrooms and infrastructure up to 21st century learning standards.
Our Firebird students showed their fire throughout the 2018-19 school year, demonstrating excellence in the classroom, on the athletic fields, in the performing arts, as well as adjusting classroom changes, boarded up hallways, and all the changes that go with renovations. There were high levels of academic success, achievement on assessments, scholarship awards and college acceptances, to name just a few. There were high levels of success at all levels of athletics and the performing arts including individual records, league titles, county participation, sectional appearances, and area high school theater nominations and an award, to name just a few. Commendations also go to our staff, who continually dedicate themselves to the success of our students!
To the students of JCB, every new school year is your opportunity to reconsider what really ignites you, to dream about the possibilities that exist in your future, and to set goals for your path to success. We encourage you to get involved in the life of your school, engage in healthy activities (athletics, clubs, organizations, etc.) that build relationships, enhance skills, and give you a sense of pride. 2019-20 is going to be another great year, and I look forward to walking with you on this journey!
Thomas W. Bailer
MISSION STATEMENT: John C. Birdlebough High School is committed to a strong educational program that promotes academic and personal growth for all students. It is our goal to graduate students who have positive self-images and are open-minded, informed, responsible, productive members of society, able to make intelligent choices. This will be accomplished in a safe and orderly environment, through the efforts of a highly skilled and dedicated staff, in cooperation with the State Education Department, the Phoenix Board of Education, parents, students, and other members of the community.