Smoke Signal

December 9, 2019


There was once a little boy who had a very bad temper. His father decided to hand him a bag of nails and said that every time the boy lost his temper, he had to hammer a nail into the fence. On the first day, the boy hammered 37 nails into that fence. The boy gradually began to control his temper over the next few weeks and the number of nails he was hammering into the fence slowly decreased. He discovered it was easier to control his temper than to hammer those nails into the fence.

Finally, the day came when the boy didn't lose his temper at all. He told his father the news and the father suggested that the boy should now pull out a nail every day he kept his temper under control. The days passed and the young boy was finally able to tell his father that all the nails were gone. The father took his son by the hand and led him to the fence. The father explained that although all the nails were gone, the scars remained on the fence. The moral of this story is to control your anger and don't say things to people in the heat of the moment that you may later regret. Some things in life, you are unable to take back.

Have a great week and as always... It's a Great Day to be a Chieftain!

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Semester Exam Exemptions

Students may be exempted from semester exams each semester under the conditions outlined below

  1. The student maintains a 96% attendance rate through December 13.
  2. The student must be passing all courses for the semester.
  3. The student has no major discipline defined as no more than four detentions, So Saturday School, no ISS or OSS moving forward.
  4. The student must be free of fees and fines from the Library.
  5. Students who are exempt but choose to take a semester exam can only improve their grades. In this case, the semester exam cannot negatively impact the semester average.

It is the student's responsibility to maintain all qualifying criteria moving forward. Failure to do so will disqualify the student's eligibility for any exemption.

Calendar of Events

Monday, 12/9
  • Benchmark: 6th Grade Math & 8th Grade Reading
  • 4:00 pm MS Basketball @ Petursburg

Tuesday, 12/10

  • Benchmark: 8th Grade Math & 7th Grade Writing
  • EOC Retest: English 1
  • 6:30 pm CHS @ Guthrie

Wednesday, 12/11

  • EOC Retest: Algebra 1
  • FFA District Banquet

Thursday, 12/12

  • EOC Retest: English 2
  • Basketball: Varsity Girls @ Smyer Tournament
  • Benchmark: Algebra 1 AM

Friday, 12/13

  • EOC Retest: Biology & US History

Saturday, 12/14

  • Basketball: Varsity Girls @ Smyer Tournament
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