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  • September/October

    Posted by Abbey Lang on 10/9/2019

    September/October

    One month into the 2019-2020 school year and we are off to a great start.  Enrollment is stable this year, our MCA results are strong and we’re seeing students focused and hard at work.  Minnesota weather is always something we can talk about and this fall seems to be no exception. We’ve seen both cool fall days and hot, humid mixed in.   Humidity is something Minnesotans are very well acquainted with it but at times our volatile MN weather can be something that overwhelms our ability to control it.  These past couple of weeks would be a great example of just that. The dew points literally overwhelmed the school a couple of times - humidity coupled by hundreds of people...not a good match.  However, just as suddenly we now have snow in the forecast!  

    Homecoming was a great week, full of lots of Charger spirit.   Each of the buildings had their own dress-up days and it was fun to see the creativity of our students. Check out the picture collages from each school on their webpages.  My thanks to everyone who helped make an exciting week run smoothly, students were having fun while staying on top of their learning.

    MEA break and Parent/Teacher conferences are around the corner.  A good group of new teachers has joined our team this year, if you haven’t already had a chance to meet them, please do so at conference time.  I encourage you to take advantage of the opportunity to connect with your student’s teacher(s) as well as enjoy the few days off as a chance to relax and enjoy the fall weather.  Daylight Saving Time ends in just a few short weeks and the holiday season will be here before we know it!

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  • In the early 1990s a group of local school representatives, parents, community members, and ministers met to determine a common set of acceptable character traits that could be taught in our schools and that would coincide with the beliefs of our two communities. The result of this effort was the identification of six Character Pillars. Almost 20 years later, these six, excellent Pillars still provide the basis for character education in our school district.

    • RESPECT: Showing genuine concern for yourself, others and the world around you.
    • RESPONSIBILITY: Being accountable for your actions and accepting the consequences of those actions.
    • RESILIENCY: Rebounding from significant stresses with a positive attitude and sense of balance.
    • INTEGRITY: Reflecting trustworthiness, honesty, and self-discipline.
    • COMPASSION: Willing to share and give aid or support to all people; caring.
    • UNDERSTANDING DIVERSITY: Realizing that everyone is unique and that all have their strengths and limitations.

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