April 7, 2017

What If?

It’s been only twenty-three days since our accreditation visit, but it already feels like it was so long ago. During that week, we all felt added pressure and a heightened sense of responsibility, and everyone (students included) were proud to show off our school. I loved it (even with the added stress of the week).

Now that we’ve completed the visit and met the accreditation standards, the pressure is relieved.

Here are some questions I’ve been asking myself:

What if the visit were this past week?
  • Would I have spent my time the same way?
  • Would I have been as hyper-aware of what’s going on at school?
  • Did I provide the support needed for teachers who needed assistance?
  • Were my behaviors and attitude the same?
  • Did I make sure the hallways, my office, and our public spaces were clean and presentable?

What if the visit were next week?
  • Where would I focus my time now and next week?
  • Am I as hyper-aware about what’s going on at school as I was during the accreditation visit?
  • Would I prioritize my time to make sure I would be able to provide support for teachers who need assistance?
  • Would my behaviors and attitude be consistent?
  • Would I make sure our building is presentable for guests?

Ask yourself:
  • Would my lesson be as well-thought out and engaging?
  • Would my classroom be organized and conducive for learning?
  • Would I be ready and comfortable to have guests step in my room for evaluation?
  • Would my attitude and behaviors be the same as they were three weeks ago?
  • Would I prioritize my time the way I did three weeks ago?

I loved the way we all rose to the occasion three weeks ago and really made our school shine, but in reality, we should be at our best every day. We have a banner hanging in the atrium with Colossians 3:23 reminding us every day who we all serve, and here’s another reminder from the Message:


Let’s have a great week next week and finish this year strong! These are the hard weeks, but they can also be the most meaningful.


Shout-Outs
  • The World History II field trip was a huge success on Wednesday. A big thanks goes to Lynnette Noble for planning the trip and giving our students the opportunity to tour the Clinton Library and connect it with their current class unit. Also, thank you to Bradley Spencer for driving the bus and chaperoning the trip.

  • Our 6th and 8th graders completed their scoliosis, hearing, and vision tests on Tuesday, and it went very fast and very smooth thanks to Carrie Vick and Jan Penrod. Awesome job!

  • The Lights Up troupe is currently on their annual spring tour, this year in Memphis. A big thanks goes to Holly Cannon and Jenna Thomas for organizing the trip. Also, a shout-out goes to Doug Killgore for driving and chaperoning the trip.

  • Congratulations to Jason Gates— this year’s NCAA Tournament Challenge champion.1 It was a hard fought battle, but Coach Gates was able to gut it out for the victory.2



1 It should be noted that Jason Gates was also the creator/manager of this year's bracket challenge which does raise suspicions on the validity of the win. A thorough investigation into CAC TourneyGate will be conducted.

2 It should also be noted that our varsity boys basketball coach, Bradley Spencer, finished dead last in this year’s bracket challenge.

Upcoming Events
  • Thursday, April 6- Saturday April 8— Lights Up Tour (Memphis)
  • Monday, April 10— Special Assembly: FADD (Families Against Distracted Driving)
    • 8:00-8:25 1st Period
    • 8:30-8:55 2nd Period
    • 9:00-10:03 Chapel Devotional & FADD Presentation
    • Regular Schedule remainder of day
  • Monday, April 10— 7th Grade 5th Period Rotation Change
  • Tuesday, April 11— An Evening at CAC (Partners’ Dinner)
  • Thursday, April 13
    • Faculty Meeting (7:30 AM in library)
    • 7th & 8th Grade Choir Tour
  • Wednesday, April 19— 6th Grade Leaves for Space Camp
  • Thursday, April 20— Spring Sports Pictures
  • Friday, April 21
    • Aspire Summative Testing (grades 7-9)
    • 10th, 11th, and 12th graders— No School
    • Parade of Dates & JR/SR Banquet
    • 6th Grade Returns from Space Camp
Big Picture Calendar


Responsibilities for Next Week
Week A
  • Cafeteria AM— J. Wilhite
  • Cafeteria PM— J. Thomas
  • Parking Lot AM— Z. Stewart
  • Parking Lot PM— S. Killgore
  • HS Lunch— L. Noble, E. Schramm, T. Shoemaker, & J. Thomas
  • MS Lunch— J. Teigen, Z. Stewart, & J. Wilhite
  • Chapel— K. Allison
  • Detention— A. Diles

*Click here for complete 16-17 Duty Schedule

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