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Principal’s Message

 A Message from Our Principal

Welcome to the 2024-2025 School Year!  
Welcome back to everyone, and welcome to all who are new to Venice High School. I hope your summer vacation was both meaningful and rejuvenating.
It is with great pride and excitement that I serve Venice Senior High School as your Principal for the 2nd year. My four years as Assistant Principal at VHS from 2019 to 2023 operated as the guiding force in my pursuit to the principal position. This marks my 26th year in education. I have devoted my career to advocating for students, inspiring staff, and ensuring families of a safe and welcoming environment.
Above all, I am committed to providing my time to listening, supporting, serving, and collaborating toward the growth of Venice High School.
I look forward to continuing the Venice High School tradition of excellence both in and outside of the classroom. Please explore our website to learn about the wide array of programs that Venice offers to support all students with their plan of success.
Proud Principal of Venice High School
Yavonka Hairston-Truitt 
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