Weber Innovation High School  |  1007 West 12th  St,  |  Ogden, Utah 84404

Dear Weber Innovation High School Students, Parents, Faculty and Staff,

nickHarrisI am thrilled and honored to be the new principal of Weber Innovation High School. As soon as I knew I was going to be the principal I started studying each student’s class load, schedule, credits, GPA and attendance. I’ve also looked at each teacher’s class load, number of assignments as well as our school’s average GPA, and number of “F’s” earned so far.

After all of this research I can say with excitement that this school truly is something special! I certainly hope each one of you (teachers and students) recognize just how lucky we all are to be a part of this amazing experience. I very much look forward to working with Mr. Raymond, an excellent administrator, Ms. Hancock, an excellent counselor, and Mrs. Pilot, an amazing head secretary, to make sure each one of you has the support you need to reach the goals you’ve set (and then go a little further). We don’t want to waste one second on this great opportunity in front of us. I can’t wait to get to know each one of you and find out how I can help you earn the credits you’ve committed to earning and get your sights set on an excellent college or career.

One of my favorite books contains a quote that truly reminds me of what this school is all about. The book is Farenheit 451, written by Ray Bradbury. The quote I love comes toward the end when the main character, Montag, is talking to a man named Granger (that actually remembers ‘books’ and the things written in them). Granger says to Montag, “I hate a Roman named Status Quo! ...Stuff your eyes with wonder…live as if you'd drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It's more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories. Ask no guarantees, ask for no security, there never was such an animal!”

Status Quo is Latin, meaning ‘the current state of affairs.’ In other words, if things are ‘status quo’ they are the same as they’ve always been. Granger, therefore, doesn’t like ‘status quo’. He wants Montag to ‘stuff his eyes with wonder,’ LIVE, and do something amazing! His point is great. Students, like Montag, you are NOT ‘status quo.’ Your education here at WIHS isn’t ‘status quo.’ You are literally out there, ‘stuffing your eyes with wonder’ whether you realize it or not.

Much like Bradbury and his character Granger, I also am not OK with ‘status quo.’ That is why I’m so thrilled to be on this journey with you. I look forward to watching each of you work hard, grow and succeed! We’re going to accomplish amazing things!


Nick Harris
Weber Innovation High School

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