Volume 11 Issue 7 January 2, 2018
Jan 4th-Lockdown Drill @9:15 am
Jan 4th-Midterms Posted by 3:30
Jan 5th-Severe Weather Drill @1:30 pm
Jan 9th-Mock ACT for ALL Juniors (In case of snow, test next day back)
Jan 10th-ACT Registration for February ACT
Jan 11th-Clubs 8:20 - 8:40
Jan 12th-February ACT Registration Deadline
Jan 12th-Growth Day for Teachers-No School for Students
Jan 15th-MLK Day-No School
Jan 17th-PLC Meetings
Feb 5th-TorchPrep for Students who Registered with Ashley Cummins
Feb 6th-TorchPrep for Students who Registered with Ashley Cummins
Feb 7th-Department Meetings
Feb 8th-Clubs 8:20 - 8:40
Feb 9th-National ACT Test Date
Feb 21st-Faculty Meeting
Mock ACT on January 9th
Personal Development--Positive Thinking
by Susan C. Foster
Mindset is a set of attitudes, says Carol Dweck, a world-renowned Stanford psychologist, who discovered after years of research that dedication, hard work and resilience are much more important to growth and success than brains or talent. When we change our mindset to one of growth, we change the course of our lives.
We can do these simple steps every day, quickly and easily, to improve our mindset.
1. Just breathe (5 minutes)
5-10 minutes of quiet, deep breathing during the day can help us get back on track when stress levels get high, and clear our minds to come up with a better solution or next step to our challenge.
2. Check your thoughts. (5 minutes)
Our thoughts are powerful. They create feelings, which leads to actions and behaviors that determine whether our day goes well. Learning that we can choose our thoughts is one of the most powerful things we can do to take charge of our lives. Taking 5 minutes to make sure our thoughts are positive starts the day off with the right mindset.
3. Write your grateful list. (3 minutes)
Write down five things you are grateful for every day. Try a different list each day, and at the end of the week you will be surprised how this helps your mindset.
4. Set your intention for the day. (5 minutes)
Before you leave in the morning, set an intention of how you want the day to end. It doesn't have to be major. What is one thing you can do that will make you feel better at the end of the day?
5. Turn off the noise. (2 minutes)
Do your morning commute without listening to the news (it's never positive), talking on the phone or checking social media. Do this for a week and you will find yourself arriving at work in a calmer, more positive and relaxed mindset.