Changin’ It Up
Due to the matinee performance of Peter and the Starcatcher on Friday, we had to make a few changes by having our high school chapel in the atrium.
It would have been much easier to move it to the gym. Pull the bleachers out, hook up the sound board, and presto— we’re ready.
Having it in the atrium wasn’t as easy. We first had to move four portable bleachers from the small gym, then rearrange furniture, then set up speakers and a microphone, and then hope it would work.
For me, it was a good reminder that most often, changing things takes more effort and more risk. The way something’s always been done is typically easier and risk free.
Knowing what I know now (the effort needed vs. the payoff), if given the opportunity again to have HS chapel in the atrium or the gym, I’d choose the atrium every time. The effort was worth it to create a more intimate experience, our students seemed to appreciate it, and it was a positive experience for our students.
Changing things up takes a little more effort and a little more risk— and we’re each better off every time we take that chance.
- The Drama Department’s production of Peter and the Starcatcher was absolutely amazing— perhaps the best CAC performance I’ve seen. HUGE shout-outs are in order for Jenna Thomas and Holly Cannon for the countless hours of work and leadership they put into the production. Also, a big thanks goes to Ian Thomas and Angie Diles for their help with the show. Awesome job!
- The science wing now has 55 new Chromebooks in action thanks to Karen Sullivan. This year, we have added so much new technology for our classrooms, and I’m thankful for Karen’s leadership and continued efforts to make CAC’s technology better.
- The yearbook staff did a great job working through our winter sports and club pictures on Tuesday. Kristy Quattlebaum and her staff worked hard to get students back to class as quickly as possible while making sure everyone group’s picture was taken, and it was much appreciated.
- Friday, December 7
- Faculty Meeting (7:30; Library)
- Middle School 4th Period Rotation— A Week
- ACT Testing
- HS Band Christmas Tour (all day)
- HS Choir Christmas Tour (all day)
- Faculty lunch provided
- HS Choir singing at Windsong (5th period)
- Band Performs in Chapel after Devotional
- Fine Arts Christmas Concert (2 PM)
- HS Semester Exams (3rd & 6th Periods); Click here for full schedule
- Faculty meeting 1:00-2:00
- IXL Webinar for 6-8 grade Math and English teachers— 2:00-3:30
- 4:00 Faculty Dismissal Time
- HS Semester Exams (4th & 7th Periods); Click here for full schedule
- 11:45 Student Dismissal
- Faculty dismissed when all grades are entered and checkout is complete and approved (as early as 1:00)
- Saturday, December 22-Sunday, January 6— Christmas Break
- Monday, January 7, 2019— Faculty Workday
- Tuesday, January 8— First day of Spring Semester
Anything missing? If so, please let me know.
Responsibilities for the Week of December 10-14
- Cafeteria AM— J. Northen
- Cafeteria PM— G. Santos
- Parking Lot AM— Admin
- Parking Lot PM— B. Arnold
- Lunches— Coaches
- Chapel— K. Allison
- Monday— K. Allison
- Tuesday— K. Allison
- Wednesday— Worshipful Wednesday (C. Tappe)
- Thursday— Admin Chapel
- Friday— STUCO; Band Performance
Remember, it is your responsibility to find a replacement if you are unable to cover your assigned duty. Check the cheat sheet for the full duty schedule.
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