EDHS Core Values: Respect and Acceptance
These two core values have been on my mind lately. Last Friday during our first rally the Student Leadership Class and I really focused on these points. Much to our delight, students responded well and we had a great rally that was full of fun and spirit.
One of the elements I love about EDHS is that despite our many differences, we often find a way to celebrate our numerous similarities. This has been on display through the start of the year. I have observed many more instances of students accepting and respecting each other than the few moments where these values have fallen apart. Of course, there is always room for improvement, and those moments where these values fall apart are disruptive, the 2018-19 school year is off to a respectful and accepting start.
The recent passing of Aretha Franklin reminded me of the lyrics driving these values forward. Amongst student, faculty, and community, I hope we can continue to foster these values in our school. So, as the Queen of Soul states, “All I’m asking/ is a little RESPECT”.
As we rapidly approach our first progress reports for the year, please make sure to check in with your students to make sure we are all doing everything possible to help all of our students succeed. Also, in conversations with students, please remember that early in the term a single grade can have a much greater impact on grades now than it will at the end of the term. Our great hope is that students learn and grow through the term and see as much success as possible by terms end.
Last Monday was Club Day on campus. There are many clubs at EDHS that have a strong artistic component. It was great to see students learning about all those opportunities to connect with school. While we know there are limitations with the number of classes a student can take, the pursuit of one's passions are limitless. If your student is interested in club that does not exist on campus, send them my way and I am sure we can find a way to either connect them with another club or find an advisor for a new club.
Over the course of the next week all of our programs are in action, come out and cheer on a team:
Cross Country: Weekend Meet in SF and SVC Meet next Wednesday in Folsom
Volleyball: Home 9/6 v Del Oro
Golf: 9/11 at Cold Springs
Water Polo: 9/10 v Bret Hart and 9/13 v JFK
Football: 9/7 v. Bret Hart
Please check the school website for additional details about away games.
As mentioned above, we had a great first rally of the year. Spirit is high, blue abounds, and there is pride in being a Cougar. The focus has quickly shifted to Homecoming on September 29th, with some elaborate invites taking place. We will continue to celebrate school pride on Fridays with Blue Crew Fridays.
This Weeks Read:
I am taking a week off from articles. Please feel free to send anything you find interesting my way and I’ll try and get it into a post.
2nd Cup of Coffee:
The first 2nd Cup of Coffee event will be September 14th, from 7:30am - 9:00am in the Foothill Grill. I look forward to seeing you there.