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Kenwood Leadership Academy Magnet School - October

Circle of Control


Be Proactive

At Kenwood Leadership Academy, all student and staff have been learning and reflecting on Habit 1: Be Proactive. There are many big ideas in "Be Proactive."

They are:

1. Stop, Think, and Act based on principles and desired outcomes.

  • Stopping and thinking helps us make more proactive decisions. Even though it may not feel like it, we always have a choice in how we respond. Ask your child about "Stop and Think."

2. Use Proactive Language

  • The way that we think and speak has an impact on how we feel and act. This week instead of saying "I have to" or "I can't," try saying, "I choose to" and "I will try."

3. Focus on your Circle of Control (Influence)

  • We have been learning about what is and isn't in our circle of control. We only have control over our own actions, attitudes, and moods. Effective people choose to focus on their Circle of Control. Ask your child about their LEAD Time learning around Circle of Control!

4. Become a Transition Person

  • Learners may or may have not been introduced to this concept yet. However, we all have the opportunity to stop negative patterns by choosing not to let negative behaviors impact our own attitude and actions.

Student-Led Conferences

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The purpose of student-led conferences is for students to take the lead in their learning by showing how they set and accomplish their Wildly Important Goals (WIGS). Conferences are about celebrating growth! Our goal is to have 100% participation!

7 Habits Family Learning Series

Tuesday, Nov. 7th 2017 at 5:30pm

3700 East Avenue Northeast

Cedar Rapids, IA

Our next session in the 7 Habits Family Learning Series will focus on Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind. We will dig into the key concepts of Habit 2 and your family will have the opportunity to brainstorm a Family Mission Statement. Please join us- even if you haven't previously attended. All are welcome!
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KLA Reminders:

  • October 20- America Reads Day
  • Week of October 23- Scholastic Book Fair
  • October 24 & 26, 4:00-8:00 pm- Student-Led Conferences & Book Fair
  • October 27, 6:00-8:00 pm- BINGO Night & Book Fair
  • October 30- NO SCHOOL
  • November 2- Fundraiser Items Pick-up
  • November 7, 5:30-6:15- 7 Habits Family Learning Series
  • November 7, 6:30-7:15- PTA Meeting
  • November 9- Veteran's Day Sing Along