The Titan Way
Enter to Learn, Leave to Serve, Return with Honor
The Joy of the Season
The words cut deeply as the teacher shared her story. Knowing all that teacher had done, that a young person would have the audacity to say those words was truly astounding. The teacher, in her wisdom, knew the young lady didn't understand. She just couldn't understand. She didn't have the years to know. And so, the teacher immediately forgave her, for she knew that the young lady just could not understand . . . yet.
You see, Mrs. Stacy knows that the one who loves last, wins. She has seen those students who were "tough to crack" begin to soften under her persistent kindness and kind persistence. She knows that this student will be one of the tough ones, but she believes . . . AND THAT MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE!
Our school is filled with this kind of love. It's all around us . . . when we choose to see it. And yes, there are those students who might affect our "happiness" on occasion. But, I've heard it said this year, that "joy" and "happiness" are not the same. And young people today just don't understand that . . . yet.
A joyful heart can withstand the "wounds" that students sometimes create. A teacher with a joyful heart knows that teenagers sometimes lash out at those who try to help them. Our school has some teachers that just don't have the years to know the effect they are having on young lives. Please be encouraged by the joy of the season. The hope that is present this time of year, for some of our students, starts with us. Thank you for being the light!
Big Question: How will you support that one student that needs you the most during the holidays?
Week at a Glance
Week of 12/15 –
8th Grade Map Testing
12/15 – West Middle Band/Orchestra Concert 6:30pm, PAC
12/16 – Assembly, State recognition, #36 ACT recognition, etc. – PM Assembly Schedule
12/16 – MLCHS Band/Orchestra Concert 7pm, PAC Boys Basketball vs Madison Central
12/17 – UGLY SWEATER CONTEST, SBDM, 4pm Conference Room
12/18 – Choir Concert 7pm, PAC
12/18 – Midterms – 0,2,4,6 periods
12/19 – Midterms – 1,3,5,7 periods
Break out your Christmas Sweaters on Wednesday
High School Teachers Meet the Challenges of PBL Implementation: https://t.co/yanlElbrzq. #pblchat
Digital Citizenship in the Time of “Instant Celebrity” http://t.co/GuItifpKpT
How much does fear drive us? @pernilleripp
7 ways to keep others from squeezing the life out of you @coolcatteacher
What is the hour of code? @HuffingtonPost
The Identity and Empathy Gap @HuffingtonPost
15 Photographs That Will Open Your Eyes to the Wonders of the World @HuffingtonPost
Learning Unleashed @Venspired
Reimagining Learning @Jeff_Zoul
When your run gets ugly @ShutUpRun
30 Things To Let Go Before the New Year @marcandangel
Principles of Guiding Choice @gailandjoan