Principal's Perspective Newsletters & Messages
Welcome to second semester Vikings!
I was hoping to be able to highlight the Seahawks Super Bowl victory as part of my second semester welcome back. Instead, I want to take a minute and reflect on what I have learned from the Hawks the past couple of years and illustrate how it relates to Lake Stevens High School.
The Seahawks, as an organization, are learners. Have you listened carefully to how the leaders, both coaches and players, within the organization talk about wins and losses as growth and opportunities. While the obvious goal is a better win/loss record their growth over time is really the measure of their greatness.It takes an entire season to measure the greatness of the Hawks, or we all would have sighed at their performance early in the season when they were 3 wins and 3 losses, instead of celebrating a great season.
I try to keep this in mind when approaching learning, especially at the high school age. When many of my students enter high school they are young students just beginning to reflect on what they want to do with their lives and who they are going to be….not to mention identify and act on the personal characteristics and skills necessary to be successful in their future ventures. Our job, as educators, is to help support your students, and you in your support of them,during their preparation for being life-long learners. While it isn’t like preparing for the Super Bowl we certainly do hope our students have the mindset that the Seahawks have modeled and that we have prepared them well for their journey.
Enjoy the remainder of the school year.
With Viking pride,
Welcome Back Newsletter, September 2014
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