The Principals Corner

Posted by Jason Cooper on 10/30/2023

“Learning is not attained by chance; it must be sought for with ardour and diligence.”– Abigail Adams.

-Thank you, Shannon, for getting our Title One program up and running. I cannot wait to see the improvements in student learning.
-Thank you, Dave, for working hard to improve and enhance our CTE experience for the kids.
-Thank you, Casandra, for keeping a watchful eye on our kids and helping them become better readers.
-Thank you, parents & teachers, for coming together to ensure the success of our students by communicating and teamwork during conferences.
Tuesday- Staff Meeting, ASB Halloween Event
Friday- REACH Admin Meeting
1. Aidan, Matt, and I will be at Northwest Rise this Wednesday -Friday. For more information, check out the link provided below.
2. Remember, the ASB is putting on a Halloween Carnival on Oct. 31st. 
3. Tye and I will both be gone for the majority of the week. Mr. Cameron will be the acting administrator.
4. WAGAP FOOD: The first Thursday is this week.
5. The Mental Health Counselor is here on Monday.
6. Tye will be running the staff meeting on Tuesday. We will meet in Dave's room.
7. The playground gates need to be latched at all times. We had a "scary" close call. More to come.
CEL to Ponder:
SE4 Opportunity and support for participation and meaning-making

The teacher sets expectations and provides support for engagement strategies and structures that facilitate participation and meaning-making by students. All students have the opportunity to engage in discipline-specific meaning-making. Meaning-making is often student-led.
A Little Humor:
-How do ghosts send letters? Through the ghost office.
-Why do ghosts make the best cheerleaders? They have a lot of spirit!
-What's a skeleton's favorite song? "Bad to the Bone."
-Why can't skeletons play church music? Because they have no organs.

-Chuck Norris doesn’t endorse any Halloween candy companies. They endorse him!
-Chuck Norris doesn’t endorse any Halloween costume manufacturers. They endorse him!
A Thoughtful Moment:
A Wise Owl-
There was an old owl who lived in an oak tree. Every day, he observed incidents that occurred around him.

Yesterday, he watched as a young boy helped an older man carry a heavy basket. Today, he saw a young girl shouting at her mother. The more he saw, the less he spoke.

As the days went on, he spoke less but heard more. The old owl heard people talking and telling stories.

He heard a woman saying an elephant jumped over a fence. He heard a man saying that he had never made a mistake.

The old owl had seen and heard what happened to people. Some became better, and some became worse. But the old owl in the tree had become wiser each day.

The Moral
Be more observant. Talk less and listen more. This will make us wise.

Chris Schumaker
Wishram Schools