WARRIOR WEEKLY

December 14th, 2015

"TEACH LIKE A CHAMPION TODAY"

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (Dinner Scene Complete)

WHAT WE CAN LEARN FROM A GRISWALD FAMILY CHRISTMAS

National Lampoons "Christmas Vacation" is a classic holiday film in our home during the holidays. In many ways, I can relate to Clark Griswald and his good old fashioned family Christmas. I think many of us have those memories of past holidays etched into our minds, and we always hope to make lasting memories each year to come. Many times in our lives, we create this build-up similar to Clark's hope for the perfect family Christmas. And many times we are left falling short of our great expectations. We are all aware of the storyline of this film, Clark strives to create the most memorable Christmas possible for his family, while along the way everything that could go wrong, does in fact, go wrong. One of my favorite scenes from this movie is the dinner scene. The dinner itself reminds me of the family dinners of my past, and how the various characters in the film resemble those same characters in my family. After viewing this scene, I am left feeling some sense of comfort and joy in the fact that no matter the differences in the family, they still seem to come together to create memories and happiness at the table. You get a sense that no matter what the history, differences, or circumstances are among the family members, the Griswalds are still family. They are a family that loves without question. A family who accepts each other for their flaws, and who loves the company of each other no matter what that may bring. When I think of this dinner scene, I think of my own family, and the same thought of history, differences, and circumstances comes to mind. What I have learned from this hilarious film, is that this is a season of acceptance and tolerance. A time for us to put differences aside, and to come together as a family. Much of our year is filled with stubbornness, disagreement, and hurtfulness towards those we care or have cared for over the year. This is the season to bury the hatchet! This is the time to come to the table, no matter our circumstance in life, and enjoy one another's company. We all know that this life is short, and the focus of this time of year should be joy and happiness. It is time for us all to sit alongside the cousin Eddy's and Aunt Bethany's, and enjoy those moments and characters which make Christmas a truly enjoyable season. My advice to all of us this season, is to put aside past differences, disagreements, and hard feelings. In their place, find the joy and happiness in time spent in the company of friends and family. Find the strength for forgiveness, and take time to love life with those who love you! And make sure to say grace! HAVE A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR!

WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS WEEK

Monday

  • Middle School Student Council Dance - MS Gym 6:00pm

Wednesday

  • Finals Review Day

Thursday

  • Finals - 1,3,5,7
  • Staff Christmas Lunch - Provided By Administration

Friday

  • Finals - 2,6,8
  • End of 1st Semester
  • Last Day Before Winter Break

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MS. BLAND

MONDAY, DECEMBER 14TH IS MS. BLANDS' BIRTHDAY!

MAKE SURE TO WISH HER A HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

SHOTS FOR SANTA

Don't forget that Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday of this week, Mr. McGlothin will be running the second annual "Shots for Santa" in the high school gymnasium during lunch. The proceeds from this fundraiser will be shared through local charities, and the boy's basketball teams adoption of a family for Christmas. To help make this fundraiser a success, we will need the help of our faculty and staff. Please sign-up to participate in this wonderful event, and don't forget to talk some trash to our students!

SCENES FROM THE WINTER BAND CONCERT

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CHRISTMAS LUNCH FROM THE ADMINISTRATION

On Thursday, December 17th, the administration would like to treat the faculty and staff to a Christmas lunch! This year, "Moe's" will be catering our lunch. Please mark your calendar, and come down to enjoy some food and friends. The administration would like to wish all the faculty and staff a MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Indiana Education Service Centers offer a variety of professional development opportunities. To learn more about professional learning opportunities in your area, visit the website of an Education Service Center in your area.


Math PD Opportunity: Decatur County Community Schools will host an informational session on January 6 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. regarding Grades 6-High School Mathematics. Bill Reed, DOE Secondary Math Specialist will be presenting on: - Online resources for curriculum and content of Math courses. - Best practices (researched base and teacher proven) for the classroom. - Tie instruction with the new assessment. To register email debbiereynolds@decaturco.k12.in.us the name of the participant and the school they are representing. Those attending should bring a computer or iPad to access the materials. The session will be held at the Decatur County Community Schools, 2020 N. Montgomery Road, Greensburg.