The Cougar Connection
A Corporation Wide Newsletter
~From Mr. Gaff's Desk~
Unfortunately, the dog days of winter did not scare the groundhog back into his hole before he saw his shadow. The winter months can be difficult. As we drudge through the most difficult months of the school year, stay persistent. As the winter blues begin to set in, I would encourage you to add some variety to your classroom. As you begin to get sick of the monotony, so do the students. Make your classroom a place where students want to be, rather than, have to be.
Over the next few months, as difficult decisions are made about instruction, curriculum, scheduling, and leadership, I challenge you to make decisions based solely on what is best for the kids. As adults, we often forget about how our decisions can positively or negatively impact the students. It is natural to gravitate toward convenience. Please remember, what is best for kids is not always what is most convenient for adults.
Finally, I had the opportunity to work through Gallup Strengthsfinder training with several members of the district leadership team. Through the training, participants identified their top 5 strengths. Please take the time to discuss the process and the strengths of your building leaders. My strengths are restorative, competition, relator, activator, and achiever. Click here to view a description of the 34 strengths themes.
Thanks for all you do.
~Drug Free Noble County Grant~
Congrats to the Varsity Wrestling team for advancing 10 members to Regionals!
*Friday, February 3: Girls Basketball against Bremen
*Saturday, February 4: 8th Grade Incentive Trip to Swiss Valley
*Wednesday, February 15: Pep Band plays at IPFW Basketball game
*Tuesday, February 21: School Board Meeting @Wolf Lake Elementary
*Tuesday, February 28: Varsity Boys Sectionals Begin @Westview