Staying Inspired

In his book What Great Teachers Do Differently, Todd Whitaker shares this:

I knew a teacher who taught fifth grade for 38 years. She was absolutely phenomenal— the teacher you wish your own children, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews could have. Her spark and energy and energy never gave out. One day I asked her how she managed to stay inspired. She replied, “This is my 38th year teaching fifth grade, but for these students, it’s the first time around."

I hope we all have the same spirit about teaching— no matter how many years we’ve been doing it. Our students deserve our best every single day because we’ll never truly know the impact we’ve had on their lives.

Positive Parent Contact Challenge

  • Last week, Rachel Brackins and Doug Killgore teamed up for some social media education in 10th grade Bible. The feedback from the students has been really interesting as they give thought to the impact social media is having on their lives. Great job!

  • Meet the Mustangs and Tuesday’s pep rally were both a lot of fun! The cheerleaders and band did a great job helping us celebrate our Mustang football teams. Dia Watson and Rachel Brackins have been working hard preparing our cheerleading squads, and James Wilhite has done a tremendous job getting our band prepared. Way to go! (Click here to view pictures from the game)

  • Tuesday was a somewhat-crazy day, but everyone handled the chaos with ease. Thank you so much for the help and participation in both the pep rally and the dismissal. I really appreciate the help we had outside to make sure the after-school pick-up line went smoothly. Thank you so much!

  • Fall sports pictures are in the books thanks to Kristy Quattlebaum and the Yearbook crew. It was great getting everything finished right around chapel time. Great job!

  • The 7th grade breakfast mixer went great yesterday. A big thanks goes to Angie Diles, Angela Kyle, and Patrick Smith for working together to create a time for their students to get to know each other and build relationships. Nice work!

  • Earlier this week, Jason Gates’ Biology classes scoured the school collecting bacteria samples to examine under the microscope. What they find is often disturbing. If you get a chance, ask Coach Gates about their findings or stop by the lab to see for yourself.

  • Our new Beginner Guitar class is up and running, and Travis Kaye is doing an outstanding job with it. The students love the class and are having a great time learning the basics of guitar. If you’re free 6th period, swing by room A101 (in the gym) to check it out.

  • Once again, it’s time to recognize Senator James H. Kyle with a huge shout-out. Senator Kyle was born in my hometown of Cedarville, OH, and he is known as the “Father" of Labor Day. Thanks to his efforts, we all get to enjoy a long weekend.

Upcoming Events
  • Today— Senior Picture Retakes
  • Monday, September 4— Labor Day (no school— with a special thanks to Cedarville, OH, resident Senator James H. Kyle)
  • Wednesday, September 6— Monthly Faculty Meeting (7:30 AM; Library)
  • Thursday, September 7
    • Intercom chapel
    • Drama Club Luncheon (11:30-1:00; atrium)

Responsibilities for Next Week
Week A
  • Cafeteria AM— K. Holland
  • Cafeteria PM— I. Thomas
  • Parking Lot AM— T. Hodges
  • Parking Lot PM— B. Arnold
  • HS Lunch— M. Leverett, I. Thomas, & B. Arnold
  • MS Lunch— J. Wilhite, C. Prestridge, & J. Teigen
  • Chapel— B. Arnold
  • Detention— C. Baber

Remember, it is your responsibility to find a replacement if you are unable to cover your assigned duty. Click here for duty schedule.

Upcoming Meetings
  • Monthly Faculty Meeting— Wednesday, Sept. 6; 7:30 AM; Library

4 Values (in rank order)
  1. Model Christ
  2. Safety & Security
  3. School First
  4. Quality Instruction

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