Assignment Books located in the Lost and Found indicate that some students have failed to plan. Grandparents, bastions of practical experience and purveyors of ancient wisdom, would remind these boys that failure to plan often means planning to fail.
Students, the strong majority of whom by now realize that the Assignment Book system is designed to serve student success, may respond to those who lose their valued assignment tool with #lameexcuse.
We have 14.5 school days before exams begin May 15. The number of students perched precariously on the Summer School bubble are more than we desire. Therefore, it is a great time for parents to investigate exactly where their sons are academically as they get into the nitty gritty of their sons' organization and daily production in an effort to support ending as well as possible.
Admittedly, there is a lot going on this spring. Frankly, it's crazy how many activities begin after school, running for hours, requiring our students to work late into the evening on assignments. Remember, however, we provide study halls, ASAP, teacher meetings before and after school, second half of lunch free time...in other words, #timemanagement!
Since we may have too much cloud cover in River City tonight, tell the boys to stay up late and watch the total lunar eclipse online beginning late tonight and lasting through to early in the morning. The celestial action will begin at 11:54 p.m. CST and should last through 5:38 a.m. However, the moon will fall completely behind the Earth's shadow between 2:07 a.m. and 3:25 a.m.
Of course, this opportunity assumes that it's not the end of the world. Coach Tyler reports that, for some boys, "the Blood Moon may be a convenient diversion from showing your parents your progress report if you focus instead on the possibilities of impending doom. In comparison, your, let's just call it, a 'lack-of-progress report' may not be that big of a deal."
Josiah Crutchfield and Charlie Evans (left) are the newly-elected Freshman class Honor Council representatives for 2014-15 after an election by their peers this morning. Philip Wunderlich and Nicholas Hurley will serve as the Eighth-grade Honor Council reps for next school year.
As always, there are a good number of quality candidates nominated in our Honor Council elections, always the first elections with Student Council and Civic Service following.
Our process is unique in that we accept a reasonable number of nominations from the floor with the understanding that boys may decline to accept said nominations for any number of reasons. Once each individual has accepted their nomination, we close the floor and begin voting by the simple raising of hands with heads down. The faculty assists by tabulating results until a majority decision emerges within each election. It can be a tedious process, even humbling as each boy endures their name dropping off the list as subsequent votes are counted, arriving at the majority winner. #Fair&Reasonable.