Dare to be Different!
Blog: Paralysis by Analysis
A lot of times in our life we become paralyzed by the overall analysis of what we have to do, when in reality a simple step forward is all we need. It isn't mowing and trimming, it is get the mowing done. It is not trim and sweep, it is just trim. This happens to us in education in a very similar way. We want to be SO AMAZING, SO INNOVATIVE that we get paralyzed by the size of what needs to be done. We then drown ourselves in the negativity of, "I can't believe I have to do this.....who else has to do this....this is stupid." All that time spent talking could have been spent taking the first step towards being amazing and innovative. Coach yourself up...."what I am going to do about this? What step forward can I take right now?"
Take action. It is either one day or day one, you choose.
Also, please do not send students to the library during PRIDE to checkout/return books. The library is solely for research during PRIDE. See Sam if you need anything.'
8/7-Acceleration classes will start on Monday with Language Arts and Math teachers
8/28 - PRIDE Shuffle
*Pride Attendance will be taken through Infinite Campus at this time. When the PRIDE shuffle takes place on 8/28 then we will revert back to the DRIVE to take attendance.
The PRIDE guidance document can be found here: PRIDE Guidance Document
This document is great for parents AND great for kids. Thanks for taking the time to fill it out.
***Amy will have the next two weeks up and running by this afternoon.
Dare to be Different
Thanks to everyone for getting our students to buy in to our theme. THEY ARE GETTING IT!
August Discussion Thread
New Computer Labs ****If you check-out the lab you must pick up a Chromebook cart key from Nikki!
Thanks for helping us keep our new areas looking new.
Students can sign up to speak with a counselor from any device that has internet access. Teachers: you can save this link on your computer or ipad, and students can sign up directly from your room! No need for student to leave the classroom and miss instruction!
As always, if a student is in crisis they will be seen by a counselor immediately.
All 6th Grade
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All 8th Grade
7th Grade Last Name N-Z
A full list of PD days can be found in the Staff Folder in Drive.