- Paul Duke STEM HS
Obstacles and Trailblazers
Posted by Jonathon Wetherington on 2/9/2020 7:00:00 PM
Three Months to go! Where has the time gone? It is amazing how fast the years and months go while the days seem so slow. Time really does fly when you are having fun!
This year has been an amazing sophomore year for our school, but not without its fair share of challenges. Yet, with every challenge and obstacle, our faculty, staff, and students seem to rise to the occasion. We have seen growth in almost every course and content area this year. In the last two weeks, our students have performed well in Vex robotics, FBLA, DECA, Mock trial, and in opportunities to serve the community such as STEM Night, the Career Expo, and in the LITTLE Libraries project. It is fantastic to see our school maturing so quickly and so well.
As we move forward, I am hopeful and excited about the work ahead. We are TRAILBLAZERS, and our school continues to press and stretch the possibilities for our students. The great teaching we will do this week will have an impact on our students. Every minute of engaging instruction and feedback that we provide helps our students. I am proud of our current work, especially the engaging and powerful work in your classrooms. Also, I am proud of the teacher leadership that has helped determine the direction we are heading as a school. Henry Ford once said that “Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.” I am so proud of the obstacles that we have overcome as we work toward the goals we have for our students, and we will continue to blaze new trails in the months ahead.
Every day, we have the choice to focus on our obstacles or goals. I encourage each of you to set a powerful goal this week regarding an obstacle you face and intently focus on the goal instead of the obstacle. Remember - A Trailblazer is a person who makes, does, or discovers something new and makes it acceptable or popular. What will you make, do, or discover this week, month, or year?