Staff News and Views
Faculty and Staff News November 5, 2017
If you have children whose parents did not attend a conference, please pick up a report card acknowledgement form from the office (on the counter in the office), staple it to the report card and send it home for a signature today and look for it to be returned tomorrow. If it is not, please follow up on it.
There will not be a meeting today. It would be a good day for a departmental meeting if you need one. Next Monday, we will have a short meeting for all, then we will excuse the PK and K4 teachers while we discuss how to interpret the MAP testing and how to use the results in your classroom. This meeting will be longer than an hour so please plan for it.
Grading and lesson plans and homework
Update to the update on hurricane damage
Activities, Extracurriculars, Permission Slips
Appreciations and Shout Outs
Holy Cross Vision, Mission Statement, Core Values and Beliefs
Any time we have an idea, concern, solution and/or comment, this is the filter through which we should speak. Let's help each other live up to our vision, mission, and beliefs.
Updated - to be discussed today.
Vision Statement: Holy Cross will serve as an example of exemplary Christian education.
Mission Statement: Holy Cross Lutheran School exists to empower students to reach their full potential, walk in faith and to serve others.
Develop a Growth Mindset.
Strive for personal growth and excellence.
Live a life of faith and service to God and others
Every student, Every day. Whatever it takes.
Motto: Learning in HIS love and care
- Partnerships between students, parents, community members and staff are foundational to educational success.
- Positive school culture and a safe environment foster growth.
- Everyone has inherent value and deserves to be treated with dignity and respect.
- Learning is an active process requiring engaging tasks and engaging minds.
- Relevant and authentic experiences ignite continuous, deeper learning.
- Meaningful relationships enrich learning.
Focus for 2017-2018 ( Keep reviewing)
In order to help every child their personal best, Holy Cross Students and Staff will focus on developing a growth mindset. What does this mean?
In a fixed mindset, people believe that their basic qualities of intelligence or talent are fixed traits. They believe that talent alone creates success. They are wrong.
In a growth mindset, people believe that their most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work. Brains and talent are just the starting point. This view creates a love of learning and a resilience that is necessary for great accomplishments. Instead of thinking, "I can't do that" instead you think, "I can't do that YET".
Teaching a growth mindset creates motivation and productivity. I would encourage you to take the time and do your own reading and research. There are marvelous resources available online including TPT and Pinterest and there are great books written just for teachers and for children of all ages about this topic.
This goes very nicely with our theme, which is Building Champions...through Goals, Growth and Grit. In Philippians 4:13, it states, "I can do all things through Him who gives me strength". We need to instill this belief in our students, that with the help of God and their own hard work and determination, they can learn and will learn.