Most days, it’s fun being an educator. We get to spend each day with kids, challenging them, listening to their goofy stories, watching them grow up, and even giving them advice (occasionally).

However, some of the not-so-fun times are when rules have been violated and consequences are in order. That’s just not fun to do— neither at school with students nor at home with our own kids. But it’s necessary.

It’s easy to focus on the rules we want our kids to follow, but without the relationships, they aren’t motivated to follow them. It’s as if some students simply don’t want to do what’s expected… but then there are others who will do everything they can not to let us down.

And why is that? Relationships. The relationship must come first.

We have nine more weeks of school to build and nurture the relationships we have with our students— let’s make the most of our time.

  • Our guest speakers in chapel did a wonderful job this week and really connected with our students. A big thanks goes to Miranda Johnson for inviting Scott Dutile and Benjamin Neely to our campus for chapel.

  • It's time for the Seussification of Romeo and Juliet and I can’t wait! Today’s matinee is going to be so much fun, and I know our elementary and middle school students will love the show. A HUGE shout-out goes to Holly Cannon for the countless hours she’s put in to make the show happen. Also, a big thanks goes to Chelsea Baber and her art students for their work on the set and props. Awesome job!

  • Congratulations to Mrs. Quattlebaum and the yearbook staff— the final draft of the yearbook has been submitted to Josten’s for publishing. Yearbooks should be arriving sometime around the last week of April, and they’re going to be great!

  • For the past few weeks after our intercom devotional each Thursday, a majority of the 7th grade class has been running to the gym to play Capture the Flag. A shout-out goes to Bradley Spencer and Blake McNair for supervising the makeshift game and for spending that time with the 7th graders.

Upcoming Events
  • Wednesday, March 15
    • Family Chapel (moved from Thursday, March 16)
    • Accreditation Site Visit Meeting Secondary Campus (2:30)
  • Thursday, March 16— Accreditation Site Visit (6 Days Away)
    • 7:00 am Continental Breakfast with Faculty and Board-Atrium Secondary Campus
    • 8:00 am ERT Meeting in Team Room
    • 9:00 am ELEOT observations
    • 11:45 am ERT Lunch with Student Council Representatives
    • 1:00 pm ELEOT observations
    • 3:30 pm Group Meetings (faculty, parent, staff, Board)
  • Friday, March 17— Accreditation Site Visit
    • 7:00 am Team Breakfast at Secondary Campus
    • 8:00 am Finish ELEOT observations & meet with special groups as determined
    • Noon Working lunch with President and Principal
    • 1:30 pm ERT departs

Big Picture Calendar

*Click here for complete CAC Spring 2017 calendar

Responsibilities for Next Week
Week A
  • Cafeteria AM— J. Teigen
  • Cafeteria PM— D. Sullivan
  • Parking Lot AM— B. Spencer
  • Parking Lot PM— T. Shoemaker
  • HS Lunch— A. Almond, A. Stewart, & B. Arnold
  • MS Lunch— K. Allison, A. Diles, & S. Killgore
  • Chapel— J. Wilhite
  • Detention— Admin

*Click here for complete 16-17 Duty Schedule

Resources Worth Checking Out For Personal and Professional Growth

Justin Flom— Entertainment for this year’s “An Evening at CAC"

Chapter from Quick Answers for Busy Teachers

"Making the Most of Your Planning Time"
Note: the above chapter is a PDF to make it easy to print if you’d like.

Book Recommendation (currently reading)

"An instant bestseller that is poised to become a classic, Moonwalking with Einstein recounts Joshua Foer's yearlong quest to improve his memory under the tutelage of top "mental athletes." He draws on cutting-edge research, a surprising cultural history of remembering, and venerable tricks of the mentalist's trade to transform our understanding of human memory. From the United States Memory Championship to deep within the author's own mind, this is an electrifying work of journalism that reminds us that, in every way that matters, we are the sum of our memories."