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👉🏼 Effectively Manage Your Time ⌚
1. Keep Track of Your Events & Deadlines
- Use a digital calendar.
- Use a different calendar for school, home, and work.
- Use a different color for each subject.
- Leverage event options (add links and notes).
- Set up notifications on your phone.
2. Set Goals, Prioritize Tasks, & Use Checklists
- 1st: Define your SMART goals.
- 2nd: Prioritize your tasks. Complete urgent tasks first. Plan for the unexpected. Set reasonable timelines for each task.
- 3rd: Create “to do” lists for items needed to complete your tasks.
3. Create an Action Plan
- Review goals, tasks, and checklists weekly.
- Divide tasks into daily agendas and/or a weekly planner.
- Establish a specific study time each day.
- Avoid procrastination.
4. Reflect, Monitor, & Adjust
- Each week, reflect upon your goals, tasks, checklists, and action plans.
- Are you achieving your goals?
- Are you meeting your deadlines?
- Are you using your time most efficiently?
Effectively managing your time will help you meet deadlines, increase the quality of your work, reduce your stress, accomplish your goals, and ensure that you have time for your other interests and passions. Need a poster to help establish healthy time management habits? Click here.
🎓 Alumni Highlight 👩🏽🎓
This month we feature Quinn Capps (Adkins)! Quinn is a regular substitute teacher at MHS and is currently working helping us out in the front office. She also is the marketing manager for the Outer Banks Restaurant Association and a photographer. Quinn is always learning new ways in how to live her BEST life. She says teamwork, delegation, and compassion are the three skills that have helped her succeed.
Quinn's Words of Wisdom: "Think of life like a camera. I encourage you to focus on what’s important, remember to capture the good times, and develop from the negatives. And if things don’t work out... just take another shot. You got this!"
Manteo High School is a better place because you are here, Quinn! Thank you for all you do in supporting our staff and students.
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2022 Certified Staff of the Year
Congratulations to our Classified Staff of the Year: Robert "Ozzy" Osman! Ozzy is our lead custodian who is a million places all at once. Whenever and wherever you need him, he will be there. He has true dedication to this building and works tirelessly to go above and beyond his job. Any event in this school has Ozzy behind it, even if he has to set up over the weekend.
2022 Teacher of the Year
Congratulations to our Teacher of the Year: Suzanne Pack! Suzanne Pack is a Math teacher and leads the Mathletes club. She is the chair of the School Improvement Team and an AVID site team member. She offers tutoring after school for students in her class and other classes as well. She is described to have outstanding classroom management. Suzanne is always looking for ways to improve and make the school better and will shoulder the work to make that happen.
The NCHSAA Scholar-Athlete program recognizes varsity teams and individuals that attain certain grades. Individual Scholar-Athletes attain at least a 3.5 weighted GPA for the semester in which they competed. Varsity teams can earn scholar-athlete designation by attaining a 3.1 unweighted GPA for the semester.
For the first semester, fall and winter sports we had eleven teams designated as scholar-athlete programs. We had 109 individuals attain scholar-athlete status. It is important to note that we do not count athletes twice (if a student plays football and basketball, they only count as one individual). This is a great achievement for MHS, our student athletes, coaches, and our athletic programs. Go team!
👇🏽 Check out the 2022 Dare County Public Schools Student Art Show! 🎨
Show Times: Show runs Tuesdays through Fridays from 9am-5pm
Show Closes: Friday April 22nd @ 5pm
Check it out before you miss it!
Music Trip to Disney! 🎶
Being a part of a music group in high school is so much more than just playing your instrument. It’s about building relationships with other musicians and growing as a learner. Recently some of our students went to Disney to learn about studio recording, attend a master class with a professional cellist, and learn about the importance and impact of music. They had a blast recording over a Disney short clip as well as making new friends and strengthening our bond as a group! We had a lot of donations and support from the community to make this trip happen, so thank you to all the local supporters and businesses that helped us make our year! -Ms. Alter and The Manteo High Musicians
Manteo High School Career Fair
There were over 60 business and college professionals at the MHS College and Career Fair on March 30! The event was open to all MHS students and staff. It was a great success. If you are interested in being a part of the College and Career Fair for next year please contact Tara Wheeler at email@example.com.
"We are four girls who have lived on the Outer Banks our whole lives. Our names are Bella, Josie, Leila, and Grace. We are always together no matter what, and the moments we share together are treasured. We spend as much time in the ocean as we can. Just being in the water makes us feel happy and carefree. Surfing inspired us to create this brand. We wanted to create affordable and comfortable product options that can be worn by all! Check us out!"
Background photo credits go to Edyth Simpson. "I did an Impression artwork inspired from Georges Seurat. I choose this art work because I thought it was very realistic but also had the vibrant colors that make it feel dream like. I worked with acrylic paint and mixed all the colors myself. I worked through this project over winter break."
Thank you Kyla Muden, Class of 2022, and Maggie Miller, Class of 2023, for sharing their time management skills.
To work in partnership with parents and the community to provide every student with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in a changing world.