Weekly Warrior

Volume 14 Issue 11 January 22, 2019

Important Dates

Jan 23rd-Senior Cap & Gown Pictures

Jan 23rd-PLC Meetings

Jan 24th-T2 9 Week RTI due in Google Drive

Jan 30th-Department Meetings

Feb 5th-KOSSA/Industry Certification Testing Begins

Feb 13th-Faculty Meeting

Feb 14th-Clubs 8:20 - 8:40 Students Without a Club Remain in 1st Block

Feb 18th-Growth Day

Feb 20th-PLC Meetings

Feb 27th-Department Meetings

Mar 12th-Statewide ACT Testing Date

Mar 20th-Faculty Meeting

Mar 29th-Growth Day

Apr 1st-5th-Spring Break

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Personal Development--Positive Thinking

5 Things You Can Do to Improve Your Mindset in 20 Minutes


Mindset is a set of attitudes, says Carol Dweck, a world-renowned Stanford psychologist, who discovered after years of research that dedication, hard work, and resilience are much more important to growth and success than brains or talents. When we change our mindset to one of growth, we change the course of our lives.

We can do these simple steps every day, quickly and easily, to improve our mindset.

1. Just breathe. (5 minutes)

5-10 minutes of quiet, deep breathing during the day can help us get back on track when stress levels rise, and clear our minds to come up with a better solution or next step to our challenge.

2. Check your thoughts. (5 minutes)

Our thoughts are powerful. They create feelings, which leads to actions and behaviors that determine whether our day goes well. Learning that we can choose our thoughts is one of the most powerful things we can do to take charge of our lives. Taking 5 minutes to make sure our thoughts are positive starts the day off with the right mindset.

3. Write your grateful list. (3 minutes)

Write down five things you are grateful for every day. Try a different list each day, and at the end of the week you will be surprised how this helps your mindset.

4. Set your intention for the day. (5 minutes)

Before you leave in the morning, set an intention of how you want the day to end. It doesn't have to be major. What is one thing you can do that will make you feel better at the end of the day?

5. Turn off the noise. (2 minutes)

Do your morning commute without listening to the news (it's never positive), talking on the phone, or checking social media. Do this for a week and you will find yourself arriving at work in a calmer, more positive and relaxed mindset.

Mental Health-Required Training

Mental Health First Aid training will be held on iLearnPulaski days. This training is required for all staff and held from 8:30 - 3:00 at Southern Middle School in the library. An email about this was sent from Ms. Ellis with an attachment listing faculty/staff that have been trained. If your name was not on that list, you need to register for training. Email Lori Price to get your spot reserved and list which iLearn day for which you wish to register.

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