November 26-30


Good morning!

I hope everyone had a fantastic Thanksgiving with family and some restful days to follow. Winter break will be here in four quick weeks. Please be mindful that these upcoming weeks can be very stressful on some of our students. Holidays often come as a reminder of loved ones lost, financial problems, parents out of the picture and so forth. Students sometimes act out the most during this time of year due to lack of coping skills.

I appreciate everyone's efforts with limiting the amount of time students are out of the classroom. I can see a difference Please keep these next few weeks focused on instruction and not a lot of down time or fluff and stuff as time fillers. Students need to be kept academically engaged.

Basketball games begin this week. If possible, please select a home game that you can attend. Students love to see their teachers there to support them . Also, the Holiday Concert is on December 8th at 4:00. It would be great to have the staff there.

Have a great day and week!

Aim High and Dream Big!!


What's Going This Week

This week is Language Arts Supervision.

Monday-Girl's Basketball ( Home ) v/s West Clermont


Wednesday-EH- Focus Teams - Turn in Student of the Month; Girl's Basketball at Georgetown

Thursday- Boy's Basketball at Home v/s West Clermont

Friday- Hangout

Professional Development of the Week- Choose Words Carefully

The Group of Frogs

As a group of frogs was traveling through the woods, two of them fell into a deep pit. When the other frogs crowded around the pit and saw how deep it was, they told the two frogs that there was no hope left for them.

However, the two frogs decided to ignore what the others were saying and they proceeded totry and jump out of the pit. Despite their efforts, the group of frogs at the top of the pit were still saying that they should just give up. That they would never make it out.

Eventually, one of the frogs took heed to what the others were saying and he gave up, falling down to his death. The other frog continued to jump as hard as he could. Again, the crowd of frogs yelled at him to stop the pain and just die.

He jumped even harder and finally made it out. When he got out, the other frogs said, “Did you not hear us?”

The frog explained to them that he was deaf. He thought they were encouraging him the entire time.

Moral of the story: People’s words can have a big effect on other’s lives. Think about what you say before it comes out of your mouth. It might just be the difference between life and death.

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Chapter 4-Innovator's Mindset- Relationships, Relationships, Relationships

The Innovator's Mindset chapter 4 focuses on the importance of relationships and without them we have nothing. Remember the saying, " Students don't care how much you know until they know how much you care." Here is a website that provides some resources for building relationships with every student.


32 Tips for Building Relationships


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