The Cardinal Way
Sharing and Learning at Southport High School
Leading and Learning:
I saw the tweet above this week, which reminded me of our current loss. As we work with students and adults, we need to be reminded that people do not always need a pep-talk or to be reminded to look on the bright side of things. People often need someone to be there when they go through difficult times. They need people to show up. This idea is a good reminder for us all as we go into the weekend. To be able to be successful as a school, we need to show up. Our students need us to show up for them each day, and we need to show up for each other each day. If you know someone that is struggling, students or staff, show up for them as we wrap up this semester. This is the only way we can continue to put our mission into motion.
Be a Cardinal; Change Lives; Put a Mission into Motion
Cardinal Recognitions: 🙌🏽
Thank you to:
- our district social workers and school counselors for providing amazing support to students and staff this week.
- National Honor Society for the Hallway Holiday decorations
Grateful Friday Challenge 🎉
Good morning, Friday! We are grateful to see you again Friday. Friday, it might be a tough call, but you might be my favorite day of the week. It is the first Friday in December, which means we are in the home stretch, and another break is right around the corner.
I was reminded of this quote from Dale Carnegie’s book: How to Win Friends and Influence People during the week. “Remember that a person’s name is to that person the sweetest and most important sound in any language.”
Your #SHSGFC is to try to use every student's name in your classes today. It could be as easy as a hello as they walk into the room, addressing them during a conversation in class, as you call on them to answer a question, or to celebrate a thought that they added to the class. Regardless of the manner, see if you can say them all. Make it a goal, keep track, and let’s see if every student in our building can be personally addressed multiple times by their name today. I am sure our students will be grateful for the efforts to personally acknowledge each and every one of them during the day.
With banners flying as we go…