CN Jr/Sr HS WeAreOne
January 13, 2020
5 Questions to help us focus as we move into 2nd semester:
1. Am I modeling what I want to see in others?
2. Am I making others better?
3. Am I caring for others, personally and professionally?
4. Am I making others feel valued?
5. Do I care about who's right, or what's best for kids?
We will dig deeper into each of these questions in the weeks to come. On some days, I feel good about the progress I am making toward each one. On other days, I fall flat on my face. Either way, they are helping me focus and strive to do better. Are there other questions that guide you? If so, please share.
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Whether we like to admit it or not, we all have battles that others may have no idea are happening. As adults, we deal with everyday responsibilities like bills, work, our families, our households. Our struggles and triumphs are all mashed together to form our unique existence. We have ups, downs, and everything in between. As complicated as our own lives are, we sometimes forget that every person in the world is living a life just as complex as our own, and that many of our students have very complicated lives.
When someone comes to school or work, they cannot leave their personal lives and experiences at the door. They carry everything with them, and sometimes those experiences are burdensome. But it's possible that an environment like school can provide a respite from our struggles. That the socialization, camaraderie, and atmosphere of common goals can enhance our lives and ease the weight of our burdens. We are all trying our hardest to be the most true and authentic person we can, and sometimes school or work is the safest place to do that. Sometimes we only see what's on the surface, the daily attitudes and behaviors that are causing issues, but we have no idea what lies beyond the surface. This doesn't mean we can't have expectations of others or that we can't keep working with them to help them become better each day. But it does mean that "better" does not have to be defined and measured the same way for each person in every situation. We battle different battles. We can measure our progress toward better in different ways as well.
Under the Big Top
Thank you also to Tim Kiebel, Andy Ames, and our custodial staff. From set-up to clean-up your help and support make a difference.
Senior Life Skills Class
Scholastic Art and Writing Contest
Their art pieces will be on display at the FWMoA and then will head to New York City for the National Scholastics Art and Writing Contest.
Emma Knox- Converse piece
Lena Jackson- Snake Eye
Sonya Wallace- Lollipop
The following students received an Honorable Mention and they will also be on display at the FWMoA:
Emma Schroeder- Ebernezer
Emma Schroeder- Book Sculpture
Jaclyn Marker- Ceramic Salad
Katelynn Bortner- Behold
Sonya Wallace- Growth
1/13 - School Board Meeting
1/14 & 15 - Semester 1 finals
1/17 - Fort Wayne Philharmonic Jr High Concert (1 p.m./6-8 grade; more info coming)
1/17 - 7th Grade Pokagon Trip
1/22 - Jr High SOM
1/29 - Sr High SOM