CN Jr/Sr HS WeAreOne

November 17, 2019

Focus 2019-20

Our 3 Focus Areas for the 2019-20 school year:



Social/Emotional Wellness

And now that you don’t have to be perfect, you can be good.
– John Steinbeck

I read an educational blog this weekend and it focused on just what I wanted to share this week. Social/Emotional Wellness continues to be a focus area. While we have focused mostly on supporting this for our students, we also need to remember that our social and emotional well-being needs to be a focus too.

As educators, we take on numerous roles daily including emotional and physical support for our students. In doing so, we have to remember —we cannot keep giving out without taking care of ourselves. We have a great deal to offer to the students put in our care. Our daily decisions directly impact the course of many students' lives. But we also need to understand that we cannot contribute our gifts, our talents, our compassion, our creativity, our support if we are running on empty.

Taking care of yourself is not just about mental health days or school breaks. If you are burnt out, an extra day here or there isn’t going to make much of a difference. We all have to find a balance between caring for others and caring for ourselves. There are times when one is more of a focus than the other, but it cannot be that way always. In order to fully invest in others, we also have to take care of ourselves physically, emotionally, socially, spiritually.

As we head into the holiday season, find ways to take care of yourself, so you can love, support, care for, and celebrate with others. You are worth it!

Annual Rake & Run

Shout out to our NJHS & NHS students and sponsors for braving the weather this past weekend and taking care of others in our community!
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Operation Christmas Child

Shout out to Chris Foster for all of her work on the Operation Christmas Child mission! Thank you for sharing your passion for others with CN Jr/Sr HS!
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Annual Turkey Challenge

Shout out to our staff for raising close to $500 for the Central Noble Food Pantry. If anyone would still like to contribute I will be taking the donation tomorrow. Please see me in the morning.

Veteran's Day Program

Shout out to Mr. Moe, Mr. Handshoe, Mrs. Emmert, Mrs. Gaff, our cafeteria staff, and students for your help with a wonderful Veteran's Day Program!


Shout out to Mrs. Phillips who is completing her Master's Degree in Special Education, teaching 1/2 of her original Spanish class schedule, and managing a case load of close to 30 students as she continues her transition to Special Education. Mrs. Hopf and Mrs. Vice have been critical in helping during this transition time and you are all ROCKING it!

Red for Ed

#WeAreOne - In support of Red for Ed on Nov. 19th we encourage all staff to join us in wearing red. You are also welcome to meet at the Noble Co Courthouse from 7:00-7:35am and 3:30-5:00pm to stand as one.

Upcoming Events:

11/22 - 24 Raggedy Ann & Andy

11/23 - Fall Fling

11/27 - Thanksgiving Break

12/13 - Staff Holiday Party