High School Principal's Message

Welcome Message from the New LAS High School Principal, Ms. Mary O’Bryon

We are thrilled to welcome you to the Lahore American School for the upcoming 2023-2024 school year. I am enthusiastic and committed to making a positive impact on the lives of our students. While we embrace the challenges of the future, we also hold dear and celebrate the traditions of our past. The LAS high school is a truly remarkable and unique place, thanks to the combined efforts of our exceptional staff, engaged parents, and committed students. Together, we create an environment that nurtures growth, fosters learning, and encourages personal development.

Welcome back to all of our returning students and families; we are delighted to continue your learning journeys with you. We extend a warm welcome to all the incoming ninth-graders and new students. Our experienced teachers and veteran students are eager to assist you in every possible way. For all of us, the first few weeks of school will be exhilarating as we meet new teachers, enter new classrooms, and make new friends. The first day of school is Monday, August 7th and we urge you to arrive before 7:30 am as our first classes will begin at 7:40 am. 

We look forward to an exciting learning adventure with all our students at LAS. We remain committed to aligning our communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creative skills with our "Portrait of a Graduate" tenets. Our teaching staff designs innovative activities, meaningful learning opportunities, and real-world experiences to enrich your learning experience. Furthermore, we place great emphasis on fostering values and behaviors that demonstrate respect for one another, other cultures, and our environment. 

In our continuous pursuit of supporting the whole student, Lahore American School will implement year 1 of our new Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Program: The RULER Approach. The RULER SEL program is designed to help students and staff develop a common language to understand the value of emotions, build emotional intelligence skills, and create a positive school culture. It is an evidence-based approach to SEL developed at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. At LAS, RULER will be integrated into advisory sessions and connected to core and elective classes. Alongside academic content, it is crucial for our students to internalize the core beliefs and values of Lahore American School. We believe that character, integrity, and honor are as significant as any other aspect of education. It is our collective responsibility, as a school, as parents, and as students, to embrace and live these values, ensuring that our students become connected, contributing members of both our local community and the larger global society.

We will continue to use Google Classroom and PlusPortals this year. Students and parents will have access to all class-related information in one convenient location. We will also offer parent observer accounts, which parents can create and use directly from the Google Classroom platform. Please let your child’s teacher know if you would like to receive the Google Classroom notifications. As always, feel free to reach out to your child’s teachers with any questions and my door is always open.

Our hope for the 2023-2024 school year is to provide a safe and secure environment that nurtures compassionate citizenship, fearless trailblazing, global communication, collaborative innovation, problem-seeking, and solution-making. Your contribution will help to make the Buff’s community the best place it can be. I am truly excited about the year ahead and the opportunities it holds for each and every one of us. Together, let us create a vibrant and enriching learning environment where our students thrive, achieve their full potential, and become well-rounded global citizens.

Once again, a warm welcome to the LAS community. Here's to a memorable and successful school year! We look forward to seeing you on August 7, 2023. 

Mary O’Bryon
High School Principal, Lahore American School