Principal’s Message Fall of 2016
It is my sincere wish, this message finds everyone in good health and spirits. The students and staff are off to a great start to the 2016/17 school year. Everyone is rounding corner number one and I have some catching up to do, as I’ve yet to leave the starting line
As I lay on my back for many days, I pondered several things and had many conversations. It was intriguing to me watching CNN’s and Fox’s coverage of the American Election. Both have totally different viewpoints and twist each story to appeal to the left or right. However, a couple of words kept popping up…onesty and work. I will not discuss honesty as it relates to the above mentioned, for it is much too jumbled and complicated to even know where to begin.
That leaves work…’ve heard "back to work", "working backs", "out of work", and the phrases go on and on. I would like to discuss work from my view point and how I believe it relates to the students.
Our country was built on the backs of our ancestors. Work was something everyone had to do in order to stay alive. I’ve told many parents over the years, that their children were going to do very well in life, because of their great attitude and work habits. I’m not concerned as much in the grade as I am in the effort to attain the evaluation. Personally, I would hire someone with great work ethic and morals, disregarding society’s view of lower achievement. As Tim Notke once said, "Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard."
Many of the students have idols and I would like to remind them of Drakes quote, "Work until your Idols become your Rivals." It is my belief that ALL students have the ability to do well and succeed at whatever their "niche," may be in life. We as parents and peers, have to make tough decisions, on this journey, to enable that each child has the opportunity to realize their lifelong goals and beliefs.