Wow, how time flies when you’re having fun. Here we are half way through the school year, starting our 3rd term (2nd semester). Spring will sneak up on us, and then it will be over before we know it.
Every year many take the time right after the start of the new year to make some New Year’s resolutions. No matter how old the person may be, people like to start with a fresh, clean slate and resolve to be better than the previous year. Students are no different, and we encourage everyone to make at least one new resolution that deals with their education.
An education is the most important and critical area that students need to be successful in their future years. Even though the future will need blue collar workers, technology continues to develop and is making the need of these types of jobs limited. In the future, the education that students receive and accomplish will be the determining factor in the type of jobs that will be available to them. When is the best time to plant a tree? The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The next best time to plant a tree is now. All of us can look and see where we are today and look back and see how that journey progressed. There is no time like now to look back and learn from the past, check the present to see where we are, and look toward the future to see what we need to reach the destination we want.
If it is to be, it is up to me! This is such a short and yet significant statement that ten two letter words can make. By helping our students help themselves in their education, we can assist them in becoming even more successful in their futures. We are looking forward to the second half of this school year and anticipating a super ending.
As a new school year has started and students are getting into their comfort zone, it is great to have everyone back and busily engaged in learning. Here at SOJH the staff members are doing a great job in allowing every student the opportunity to learn and be engaged in their own learning. From time to time we have concerns about students and their Internet use.