Freshman Center Free Press
March 20, 2015
Quote of the Week
“Energy and persistence conquer all things.”
The Good Stuff!
Where do we FOCUS our energy?
It doesn't take a Rocket Surgeon (inside joke) to understand that human energy is a limited commodity. At this time of the school year, it seems our energy levels start to decline faster and faster. We can conserve and protect our energy by maintaining a ZOOM FOCUS on the things we have control over. Hosford's dictionary defines Zoom Focus as a singled-minded determination to do what needs to be done by blocking out the negative noise that constantly tries to distract our efforts. (I think that means it's a verb...) What's that? You want an alternative definition? Here it is - prioritizing your priorities. At this time of the year, our priorities are simple:
1. Support yourself - health and wellness
2. Support one another - "Lean on Me"
3. Support our students - individualize instruction, gradually release responsibility and communicate with families and student support systems
Everything else is just noise trying to distract our efforts and consume our energy.
The awesome quote above from Mr. Franklin rings true every single second of every single day in our profession. So much comes at us that is out of our control - a student's home life, a student's learning style/ability, weather, State testing, a new State Superintendent (just announced today) with a new vision and new goals, you get the picture. We can spend our precious energy having negative thoughts about our situations or efficiently use it to demonstrate persistence in what we need to accomplish.
We have less than 50 days of school left.
Where will you focus your energy?
Class of 2019
Our incoming 9th graders started registering for YOUR classes this week! BOOM!!! A large part of the 2015-2016 school year has already begun! Major KUDOS to Deb and Ben for their efforts visiting both middle schools this week to give our future 9th graders some expert direction.
Common Assessment Data Analysis
Reminder that the Data Review Worksheets are due to Sherry by next Friday, March 27.
RHS Variety Show
We have 19 Freshmen that earned the right to perform in the Variety Show this week. Kinda pretty AWESOME!!
Next Week Events
March 21 - Rockford EXPO
March 23 - Board Meeting @ Administration Office - 7:30pm
March 24 - Staff Appreciation Event - Chiro Health Chair Massages during Lunch
March 25 - Wacky Wednesday - Super Hero Day
March 27 - Staff Breakfast - Counseling Office
April 6 - 10 - Spring Break - No School
April 13 - Late Start PD Day (Staff report to building for 7:30am Meeting)
April 14 - PAC Meeting
April 14 - BIT Meeting
April 15 - Department Head Meeting
April 16 - Fire Drill @ 7:45am
April 17 - Staff Breakfast - English Department
New Things To Try in 2015
15 Nutritious Breakfasts for Busy People
The Funnies - Education Edition
I don't think...
Many other professions need to plan for bathroom breaks.
How many of you looked at your keyboard?
This is true. So true.