Friday, September 1, 2017

Know your WHY!

During the past couple of weeks I have been reminded that it is critically important to understand and know WHY you are doing what you are doing.  We often speak about our mission and our vision as a school and as a district.  Yet, we often forget to explain WHY it is that we are committing to home and school relationships, individualized instruction, and the whole child.

We listened to a speaker in Powell who shared the clip below as an example of why "WHY" matters.

Let me tell you about my WHY.  I grew up an only child to a single mother.  I believe that because of this I really became a "people pleaser."  I wanted to make those around me happy.  At the same time I was the kid that other kids liked to pick on and bully.  My least favorite part of any given day was recess and PE.  Not necessarily because I was over weight, but because that was where I felt the most vulnerable to ridicule.

I decided that I wanted to go into teaching because I have a true passion for students of all ages.  I realized that I liked working with youth.  My passions lead to me to teaching high school and coaching various sports.  My WHY is just that, KIDS.  Enjoy a couple of pictures I took today of some of my "Why's."

Weekly Bulletin 9/4 - 9/9

Friday, August 25, 2017

Talk to the Sup PODCAST 007: What are the thoughts on the first week from some of our elementary students?

You heard from the high school students, now listen to what some of our elementary students think about the first week of school as well as what they are looking forward in this school year.  

Talk to the Sup PODCAST 006: What do our secondary students think about the first week of school?

In this podcast Superintendent Ogden speaks with three Sophomore students about the first week of school and things that they are excited about.  

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

First Day and the Eclipse

How exciting!  Our first day of school coincided with the Solar Eclipse.  Meeteetse was not in the path of totality but it was nearly 99% total.  Our students all had the opportunity to view the eclipse during the various stages with their teachers.  The students gathered on the football field and playgrounds to watch as day quickly turned to evening and there was a dramatic decrease in temperature.  I am impressed with how many of our wonderful educators took the time to teach our children about the eclipse and provided activities for them to understand perspective and distance.  What a fantastic learning activity.

Here are some additional photos's of the day.  I would invite you to add your photo's to the comments!

Weekly Bulletin 9/11 - 9/16