CN Jr/Sr HS WeAreOne

October 13, 2017

"Don't Sweat the Small Stuff . . . and It's All Small Stuff" Richard Carlson

I’m not sure I always agree with this statement and this week I’ve felt the effects of how much that small stuff, when repeated, can become a much bigger deal. Sleep is a great example of this for me. If I am busy and stay up too late one night getting work done, doing laundry, answering emails, scrolling through social media, or reading just one more chapter of my book, no big deal. The amount of sleep I lose any given night does not affect me much; I can survive on five hours of sleep - I had triplets, I didn’t sleep for months! But when I stay up too late and only get five hours of sleep three or four nights a week, I am exhausted and the result is I’m not my best. I’m not giving my family, my work, or myself the best me.

The small stuff, the choices and decisions we make hundreds of times a day without much thought are a big deal because they do impact how we feel, what we do, and how we do it. If we gave the small stuff the same attention we give the big stuff, would we be better off? Every choice, every decision small or large leads us in a specific direction. We often spend a lot of time mulling over the big stuff that comes our way and stressing because we don’t want to make the wrong decisions, but it’s easy to tackle the small stuff without much thought and let those small decisions slide into bad habits, apathetic attitudes, or complacency.

The We Are One discussion thread this week on Canvas was great and demonstrated again how many committed, passionate educators we have at CN Jr/Sr HS each with their own way of viewing, expressing and impacting our school community. That commitment and passion, the common We Are One focus of wanting to do the right thing for all students - that’s the big stuff isn’t it? So what’s the small stuff at CN? Is that small stuff, the decisions we make day to day, individually and as a whole, aligned with the big stuff, leading us in the same direction, or are we letting the small stuff get in the way and distract us from where we want to be?

Grateful Friday Challenge

Ask yourself, with each decision (big or small) this coming week, is this choice going to take me where I want to go? Is this leading our staff, our school to be "One"?

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The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Committee has submitted

their 10 finalists for the Lily Scholarship

and 5 of the 10 finalists are from Central Noble!

Congratulations to this outstanding group of seniors

Erika, Paige, Delaney, Zach, and Reggie

and thank you to all of you who have had

a positive impact on their academic careers!

(We've arranged for a better picture on Monday with everyone physically present)

Thank you for joining us for floats! It's nice to spend some time together just relaxing and indulging in sweet treats!

Upcoming Events

10/16 - School Board Meeting

10/17 - Staff Collaboration Meeting 7:45 a.m.

10/18 - 20 Fall Break (ENJOY!)

10/26 - 8th Grade IMPACT field trip

12/21 - Save the Date - Staff Holiday Gathering

Click on the link below for this week's athletic events: