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Supporting Learning that is Vital and Personal

Building Grit in Students

At last week's Counselor Meeting, we talked about the importance of building grit and its impact on student achievement and success in life. Although Paula has shared with you the agenda with the links to articles and the Ted Talk, I'm including them again as a reminder to share with your teachers and administrative teams.

On this last full week of March, I leave you with two thoughts...One from 7 Mindsets and the other from Leader In Me. Have a wonderful week!


"Everything is Possible: Dream Big, Embrace Creativity, Think Positive, Act and Adjust"

7 Mindsets

Begin With the End in Mind - The Habit of Personal vision: "It's incredibly easy to work harder and harder at climbing the ladder of success, only to discover that it's leaning against the wrong wall."

Stephen R. Covey - The Leader in Me

Counselor of the Year Finalists

Please join me in congratulating Jennifer Gibbs (SFMS), McNeill, Cynthia (DCES), and Julie Remenick (SFMS) for being selected as our three Counselor of the Year Finalists. These professional educators are wonderful representative of the great and important work our counselors provide for students and teachers each day.

From All of us at Student Support Service, Great Job, Jennifer, Cynthia, and Julie!

Prevention Services Information

Each year an outstanding Mentor of the Year is recognized at the Celebration of Excellence Luncheon for their dedication to the FCS Mentoring Program. This year’s Mentor of the Year, Dyneen DeJohn, is a mentor at Settles Bridge Elementary where she began working with a student in March 2014 and seen a great improvement in their academic and social engagement.

Spring 2015 Mentor Training Dates are now available! Please share on your school’s webpage, newsletters, social media, etc.. See attached training flyer or visit

Mentor Training

Pictured Below:

R to L: Shelly Morton, Dyneen DeJohn, LeAnne Rice, Lindsey Simpson

Front: Abbi DeJohn

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Behavior Strategies and Sample Resources


Link for behavior strategies and sample resources:

Thought for the Day:

Every accomplishment starts with a decision to try.

Gail Devers


retired three-time Olympic champion
The Time is Now

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