Welcome 2013!

As you view the fresh, new calendar ahead –are you filled with a whirlwind of excitement for all the possibilities you hold in your hands?

Are you developing future readers and writers?
Aspiring freshman poets?
Future Marine Biologists?
The next American Idol sensation?

Haim Ginott“I have come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element. It is my personal approach that creates the climate. It is my daily mood that makes the weather. I possess tremendous power to make life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration, I can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal. In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis is escalated or de-escalated, and a person is humanized or de-humanized. If we treat people as they are, we make them worse. If we treat people as they ought to be, we help them become what they are capable of becoming.”
― Haim G. Ginott, Teacher and Child: A Book for Parents and Teachers

As you view the fresh, new calendar ahead –what will you stand for in 2013?
Consistent attendance so your students learn academics not street smarts?
Strong extra -curricular programs to develop young minds and bodies?
Curriculum that integrates technologies to motivate students and enhance instruction?

The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

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