Mrs. Ring's Weekly Update
West Harrison Principal
Failure is a GOOD Thing!
As this happens, continue to work on fostering a growth mindset on the home front. With a growth mindset, we view failure and mistakes as an opportunity for learning. Think about the last time you tried something new (like your kid does every day, learning at school). 9 times out of 10, we fail on the first, second, third, attempt. Remind your teen that their math homework is new to them and it will take time and practice to get it right. We learn so much more from failure than from success. Keep moving forward and focus on the journey!
Here are some growth mindset conversation starters you can use, instead of just asking "How was your day?" We all know the typical teen response is "Fine." Hopefully, these questions will be the beginning of a great conversation about the power of seeing failure as a positive.
First Period Attendance Policy Clarification
Student Expectations: Health
I'm just wanting to point out some issues that have popped up over the course of the week and I know parents would like to know the school expectation side of things.
Water in Clear Bottles
Water is allowed in clear bottles throughout the building, throughout the day. Any other kind of beverage (juice, pop, etc.) is only allowed before/after school, in the Commons area.
See the Nurse!
If a student feels ill, they must see our school nurse first, before being able to go home. A student cannot call a parent/guardian for permission to go home ill before they first talk to the nurse.
Wash Your Hands!
Flu season (believe it, or not) is quickly approaching! Encourage lots and lots of handwashing!