Something to think about as the new year starts…

All teachers, counselors and administrators were given this at the beginning of the year. I’ve got mine right on my bulletin board as a great reminder:


“In addition to friendship, attitude is one of the few things in life where we haev a true choice. We cannot change what is fated to happen or the actions of events or other people.

What we can change is our reaction to such things with the attitude we adopt. In truth, our attitude can be more important than anything we do. It can make or break families, companies and nations. It is more important than schooling, talent, looks or wealth.

How we react is everything and our attitude is the choice we have; it is a choice we make every minute of everyday. It is a state of mind that no one can take from us. If we are in control of our attitudes, we are in command of our lives. And that is the best way to live.”

-The House-Boardshop Company Motto

Happy New School Year!

Welcome back Falcons!

It’s that wonderful time of year again – back to school time. The notebooks are fresh, the brains have been replenished with some sunshine and rest, and your counseling department has been working like mad to get schedules set. Things to remember for the beginnning of the year:

1. Sept. 16 is the registration deadline for the October 22 ACT test.

2. Students who are interested in getting tutoring or additional help should speak with their counselor starting in September – get yourself on track ASAP.

3. Seniors who need to make up a failed class (or two, or three or four) need to meet with their counselor ASAP – DO NOT WAIT. Waiting will kill your dreams of wearing a lovely red cap and gown come May.

4. The bilingual college and career fair, Future Fair 2011, will be from 4 – 7 p.m., Wednesday, September 28. ALL students and families in the district are welcome to attend.