The Principal's Corner: March 4th - 8th

Posted by Jason Cooper on 3/1/2024 8:00:00 AM

"If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change." - Wayne Dyer

A Positive Mindset will always overcome a Fixed Mindset
- Kristen, thank you for all the energy you put into things.
-Matt, I heard a couple of students reciting their "FOIL Squares during lunch." - nice job making that stick!
-Thank you, staff, for making Ken Parshall feel welcome. - He enjoyed his visit.
-Thank you, school board; your commitment and dedication to student success are awesome.
-Thank you, Lead Teachers, for presenting at the board meeting -chemistry, tea, and Salmone Life Cycles were displayed.
Week in Review:
Monday- Mental Health Counselor in
Tuesday- Staff Meeting
Wednesday- District Leadership
Thursday- WAGAP Food Truck
Saturday - HS Track in Yakama
1. WAGAP - First Thursday Food Truck
2. March 8th is Chris, Tye, Sarah's - Snack Day
3. HS Track in Yakama
4. 2nd round of observations is starting - have you made your observation appt. with Mr. Schumaker?  - How is the student growth coming?
CEL 5D+  to Ponder:
Student Growth 3.1: Establish Student Growth Goal(s)

-The teacher develops a student growth goal for a group of students within a class who still need to reach their full learning potential.

 -The teacher explains how the knowledge of individual students informed the goal in specific ways.

 -The goal addresses an essential standard for the teacher’s content and grade level.

-The goal requires students’ cognitive and emotional engagement.

-The teacher seeks and considers, when provided, input from students’ families in developing the goal.

-The teacher explains to the supervisor how the goal yields leadership opportunities or collaboration with colleagues to advance their own or collective professional learning. 
A Little Humor:
-"How do you get a squirrel to like you? Act like a nut."
-"Why don't eggs tell jokes? They'd crack each other up."
-"I don't trust stairs. They're always up to something."
-"What do you call someone with no body and no nose? Nobody knows."
-"Did you hear the rumor about butter? Well, I'm not going to spread it!"
-Teachers don't teach Chuck Norris; they get schooled by him.
Judy Croon - The Superpower of Humor-

Humor is a gift. Stress is a major cause of most illnesses, and humor is an amazing way to relieve it. Studies have shown that when we are stressed, our brain shrinks. However, when we laugh, we relax, and when we relax, we learn. Humor helps to fight stress and keep a positive attitude -especially in the face of change. Humor helps us lead healthier, happier, and perhaps even longer lives.
Chris Schumaker
Wishram Schools