CN Jr/Sr HS WeAreOne

October 6, 2019

Focus 2019-20

Our 3 Focus Areas for the 2019-20 school year:


We've ordered new Cougar Cards and they are available in the office. We will put some in your mailboxes this week. We also ordered some cards that can be put in envelopes and we will share a couple of those too. Our goal is for every student in grades 6-12 to receive at least 1 card this school year. Mrs. Lortie will keep a Google Sheet so you see throughout the year which students still need cards. If you haven't already started writing, set a goal to get a couple of them done this week.

Social/Emotional Learning

Last week I shared the 2x10 Challenge. In this challenge, you intentionally spend 2 minutes/day for 10 days in a row talking to a student you are struggling to connect with about anything other than school.

I would like to see our entire staff take this challenge. Starting tomorrow, find that student and start a conversation. It may be one-sided to start, but don't give up. Keep it going and I'll share a Google Doc for some feedback later this week.

Reading in All Subjects

I recently watched a TEDx Talk with Mel Robbins. It was interesting and led me to the book below. As I am reading it, I keep thinking about ways we can teach our students some of the concepts it's exploring:

- How to beat fear & uncertainty

- How to stop stressing and experience happiness

I'm going to keep reading and thinking. If you'd like to check it out, you can find it on Amazon. If you decide to read it let me know. Maybe we can collaborate on some ideas together.

Day of Caring 2019

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Annual Day of Caring. Each year this day has changed and grown and it continues to leave a positive mark on our school and our community. Special thanks to Mrs. Vice for leading the charge this year and keeping all of the locations and transportation straight. Special thanks to Mrs. Sprague for making contacts and helping place our Jr High. Thank you to Jamie Howard for helping to arrange transportation. Also, thank youto Mrs. Yoder and the What's Up CN Staff for capturing pictures & video of the day. It takes a lot of work and coordination, but in the end, it is worth it! Thank you all for making it a success!
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HOCO 2019

To say Homecoming takes a lot of work is an understatement! From the planning and preparation to the clean-up after the dance, it would not be possible without a great staff that goes above and beyond! Abbey Mault, Jamie Worman, and Megan Lortie thank you for leading our Sr High Student Coucil. I know a lot of the work fell on you last week and we don't thank you enough for all that you do! And to all of you that helped make this week spirit-filled, thank you!

First Friday Events

Thank you to everyone who was able to take part in the Tailgate Party & Family Fun Day at Trowbridge Farms. Thank you also the Knepper, Tracy, and Ames Families for welcoming us and providing the venue for a great fall day! If you have any ideas for November or would like to plan something, please let me know.

Upcoming Events:

10/16 - 10th Grade PSAT

10/17-18 - Quarterlies

10/18 Unity Day

10/21-25 Fall Break

12/13 - Staff Holiday Party