Posted by Jonathon Wetherington on 10/12/2019 5:00:00 PM
Congratulations on a great first half of the semester! As we move forward into the second half, I am excited about what the rest of this semester holds. My excitement is not born from perfection or a lack of adversity. My excitement is BECAUSE of the adversity, the challenges, and the difficulty. As Albert Einstein said, “Out of clutter find simplicity. From discord find harmony. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.”
Today’s learning experiences are tomorrow’s leadership opportunities. Our school was not created to simply do school the same way as schools all over Gwinnett or the state do school. We were created to make STEM accessible to all students and provide a different experience for our students, which means we are more than great test scores. Being different is in the DNA of a Trailblazer. We see different as better, but different is not better unless different does better. Now is the time for us to continue to do better for ourselves and our community. So, what does doing better mean?
Doing Better means:
It is time to help our students connect with the relevancy in their learning.
It is time to reteach AKS for students that need it in order to do better.
It is time to connect students’ learning with service projects.
It is time to have your club or team engage with Gwinnett’s Great Days of Service or raise money for United Way.
It is time to continue to focus on literacy, problem solving, and technology.
It is time to build new partnerships and recruit more students.
Different is only better if different does better, so let’s do better together!