“The thing that lies at the foundation of positive change, the way I see it, is service to a fellow human being.” — Lee lacocca


-Thank you, Staff, for your flexibility last Friday. We split our school into two groups and hit the road running.

-Thank you, Selina, for making lunches for Friday and working with us.

-Jim has a fundraiser-Please see his email.

-Thank you, Paras, for all the hard work you're doing!

Week in Review:

Monday- Morning Staff Meeting, Fastpitch vs. Mossyrock @ Morton

Tuesday- GEARUP Tutoring

Wednesday- GEARUP College Signing Day, Blood Drive,

Thursday- GEARUP Tutoring, Fastpitch vs. Cle Elum @ Kittitas, HS Track Meet @ White Pass

Friday- Service and Support Meeting, Early Release: Principal Directed

Saturday-Prom and Packwood Parade

1. Staff Meeting Monday

-Maureen will Speak about May 1st

-Angie would like to talk about ASB

-Review of week

2. The Track Team needs volunteers for Thursday's Track meet at Randle. If you can help, please come out. Let Mr. Delong know.

3. The Blood Drive runs from 9 to 3. No student participation from 9:30 to 10:30. All students will need to be at the College Signing Day Event.

4. The College Signing Day event is in the Rear Gym. It starts at 9:40. It will take up Core/Flex and some of 3rd.

CEL to Ponder:

CP6 Curriculum & Pedagogy – Scaffolds for Learning: Scaffolds the task

The teacher provides scffolds and structures that are clearly related to and support the development of the targeted concepts and/or skills. Students use scaffolds across tasks with similar demands.

Just Jokin:

-Why did the Clydesdale give the pony a glass of water? Because he was a little horse.

-Q. Why is Cinderella so bad at soccer?

A. Because she always runs away from the ball!

-Never trust math teachers who use graph paper. They’re always plotting something.

-Q. Are any Halloween monsters good at math?

A. No—unless you Count Dracula!

-Newton's Third Law is wrong: Although it states that for each action, there is an equal and opposite reaction, there is no force equal in reaction to a Chuck Norris roundhouse kick.


The Secret to Success

Once a young man asked the wise man, Socrates, the secret to success. Socrates patiently listened to the man’s question and told him to meet him near the river the next morning for the answer. The next morning Socrates asked the young man to walk with him towards the river. As they went in the river the water got up to their neck. But to the young man’s surprise, Socrates ducked him into the water.

The young man struggled to get out of the water, but Socrates was strong and kept him there until the boy started turning blue. Socrates pulled the man’s head out of the water. The young man gasps and took a deep breath of air. Socrates asked, ‘What did you want the most when your head was in the water?” The young man replied, “Air.” Socrates said, “That is the secret to success. When you want success as badly as you wanted the air while you were in the water, then you will get it. There is no other secret.”

The Moral:

A burning desire is the starting point of all accomplishment. Just like a small fire cannot give much heat, a weak desire cannot produce great results.