The Cardinal Way
Sharing and Learning at Southport High School
Leading and Learning:
The start of this school year has been exciting in many ways as we have brought our students back to school. It is exhilarating to see the hallways full, the cafeteria capacity, and classrooms filled with student learning.
As we have begun to re-engage students back in school, it has been easy to see that there are still many challenges ahead. Many of our students are grateful to be back in a normal school setting. Yet, coming off a very unstructured 18 months, many students are struggling to get back into the routine of school.
We have seen the return of the normal school routine bring much anxiety to some of our students. Those who lived in a world of structure at their homes for the last year are finding ways to get back involved quickly. Those who may have lived in a much less structured environment over the past year are struggling.
To put our mission into motion, we must continue to be patient with students as we rebuild their stamina in the structure of a school day. We must be understanding as they deal with the stress of being back in a building. We must be calm as we have individual conversations with students about reaching high expectations. We must be diligent in re-engaging students back into their education and future.
Be a Cardinal; Change Lives; Put a Mission into Motion
Thank you to:
- all the teachers who attended Back to School Night on Thursday!
- our cafeteria staff. We have been really short-staffed for the last week, yet our wonderful cafeteria staff still makes it possible to serve over 2,000 students lunch each day!
Grateful Friday Challenge
Olympic athletes know a thing or two about long grueling hours, putting in time and effort for that one chance to show their best to the world, dealing with coaches and teammates, missing out on events to get in a little more practice… but every four years they get to perform on the world’s largest stage and they tell their stories, share their gratitude, show us grace under pressure, and how selflessness and work ethic pay off in the long run. There were undoubtedly many lessons gleaned from the amazing stories based on these character traits over the last couple of weeks. The lessons are universal and great inspiration for any workplace, whether a track, pool, court, classroom, at home, or in an office.
Today, your #SHSGFC challenge is to realize and seek out the stories in your own hallways and classrooms. What if we had a “teacher olympics,” what would you win a medal in? What about the people in your department? What about the students in your classrooms?
So grab some yellow (golden) post-its and give out some wacky, or serious, medals to colleagues or students for excellence in: life, friendship, school, planning, listening, caring, doing something funny, coming through in a pinch, giving advice, being good for a laugh, special attributes, or anything else that deserves a post-it gold.
Here is a little real-life Office Olympics to inspire your gold medal performance today.
With banners flying as we go! #FlyAsONE
180 Days of Learning -- #CardsLearn
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Mr. Toler and his Business Math students are studying how to calculate a new balance on a credit card. Students learned about how credit cards work by looking at balance statements. Students then used their new learning to calculate the new balance on a credit card by looking at interest and credit limits to determine spending limits for their credit card use.