Friday, April 25, 2014

High School Weekly Events 4/28 - 5/4

High School Weekly Events 4/28 -5/4

"What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to the soul.”
Joseph Addison

Detention: Nan Sims, rm. 102

Monday (4/28)
            *Reserve TR @ McCook Invite, 1:00 pm., dismissal 10:15 am.
            *NHS Spring Induction, auditorium, 7:00 pm.

Tuesday (4/29)
            *BG @ Holdrege Invite
            *FBLA banquet -  Elks, 6:00 pm.

Wednesday (4/30)
*PLC – A Committees
*Senior Seminars

Thursday (5/1)
            *BG @ Dawson Co. (Lexington, Gothenburg)

Friday (5/2)
            *Reserve BG @ Overton Invite, 9:00 am.
            *BG @ Broken Bow Invite, 9:30 am.

Saturday (5/3)
            *TR @ SWC meet – Cozad, 11:00 am.

            *We are hosting the SWC track meet on Saturday.  Mr. Spotanski is still in need of workers, contact him if you are interested in helping us run this meet off.

The vision of Cozad Community Schools is to focus on quality teaching and learning for all students by preparing them to be responsible citizens.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Leadership - Ms. Gwen

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Remember, leadership is not a position or a title. 

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Ms. Gwen

I was about to write this LLM when I heard that infamous little "bing" that tells you have an email. The sender was Ms. Gwen. She sent me an encouraging thought and let me know that she was thinking of me. Ms. Gwen is a leader to many. She has led families through difficult situations, she has overseen building projects for those who needed shelter, mentored more people than I can name and has a wide circle of influence. She is business savvy and loves to think strategically about the big picture. She has invested in people of all ages with her time, energy and finances. She has offered her home to the homeless and rolled up her sleeves and made things happen whenever there was a need.

Multiple families count on Ms. Gwen's leadership and wisdom. Her faith is strong and her walk is sure. She unashamedly loves her God, her country and her community. She is a cancer survivor and is currently in the middle of another battle with that evil disease. Ms. Gwen is 86 years young. 

She is a reminder that leadership is a lifestyle not a title. 

Leadership does not retire. It is not dependent or contingent upon a place of employment or position within an organization. It is fluid and flows through the course of our lives in both good times and bad... A true leader continues to influence, encourage and serve across his entire life span in multiple venues and diverse situations.

Reaching out to others that we influence, regardless of our situation is a sign of an effective and powerful leader. May we all choose to lead as enthusiastically and selflessly as this seasoned leader has done. Thank you Ms. Gwen for making a difference!


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

52 Leadership Ideas

Dr. Tim Elmore is the president and founder of Growing Leaders.  He is  a leading authority on how to understand the next generation and prepare tomorrow’s leaders today.  

According to his website, Tim is dedicated to helping:

  • Create students who take initiative to improve their school’s culture.
  • Enable teachers and parents to understand why today’s teens act the way they do.
  • Correct crippling parenting styles and disengaging teaching styles.
  • Gain the attention of a younger generation so that they listen.
  • Equip students to think and act like authentic leaders.
  • Guide unprepared adolescents toward productive adulthood.
Please check out this link to his 52 Leadership Ideas.

Which do you see yourself able to apply?  Read thru these activities and make it a goal to try one with your class before school is out. 

Thursday, April 17, 2014

High School Weekly Events 4/21 - 4/27

Week of 4/21 - 4/27

"If you plan for a year, plant a seed. If for ten years, plant a tree. If for a hundred years, teach the people. When you sow a seed once, you will reap a single harvest. When you teach the people, you will reap a hundred harvests."
--Kuan Chung
Detention: Beth Carver, rm. 121

Monday (4/21)
            *No school

Tuesday (4/22)
            *BG @ McCook Invite, 9:00 am.
            *Reserve BG @ Minden Invite, 1:00 pm., dismissal 10:00 am.
            *District Music Concert, 7:00 pm., auditorium

Wednesday (4/23)
*PLC – Staff meeting, Library, 2:40 pm.

Thursday (4/24)
            *TR @ GI Northwest Invite, 2:00 pm., dismissal 11:00 am.
            *BG @ Gothenburg Invite, 9:00 am.

Friday (4/25)
            *District Music Contest @ Broken Bow

Saturday (4/26)
            *Speech & Drama BBQ 

            *Thank you to all the staff and your cooperation with the NeSA testing.

The vision of Cozad Community Schools is to focus on quality teaching and learning for all students by preparing them to be responsible citizens.

Friday, April 11, 2014

High School Weekly Events 4/14 - 4/20

Week of 4/14
“"Education is light, lack of it darkness."
--Russian proverb

Detention: Beth Carver, rm. 121

Monday (4/14)
            *Board of Education meeting, 7:00 pm.

Tuesday (4/15)
            *BG @ Lexington Invite
            *FCCLA banquet @ Elks, 6:30 pm.
            *iPad parent meeting, auditorium, 7:00 pm.

Wednesday (4/6)
*PLC – “B” Committees
            *SWC Quiz Bowl @ Valentine
            *iPad parent meeting, auditorium, 7:00 pm

Thursday (4/17)
            *TR @ Minden Invite, 2:30 pm. dismissal 12:00 pm.
            *iPad parent meeting, auditorium, 7:00 pm.

Friday (4/18)
            *No School

Saturday (4/19)

            *Remember no school on 4/20 as well as 4/18.

The vision of Cozad Community Schools is to focus on quality teaching and learning for all students by preparing them to be responsible citizens.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

3 dimensional coaching

Here is a link to the website for the 3-dimensional coach.  This is a tool we will be using as a professional growth project for coaching staff members beginning in the late summer/early fall of 2014.

Please take the time to watch the first two videos under the tab "Course 101".  The title of these courses are Unit 1: Meet Jeff Duke and Unit 2: Capturing the Heart.

After the conclusion of watching these videos, please comment on how the concept of Capturing the Heart could impact they way you coach, teach, or lead.  How do you capture the heart of your students, athletes, etc?

Elementary Notes:

Thursday out of school, will be at ESU10 for Title I peer review of our schoolwide plan.

Friday, April 4, 2014

High School Weekly Events 4/7 -4/13

High School weekly events
“If a man neglects education, he walks lame to the end of his life.”

Detention: Beth Carver, rm. 121

Monday (4/7)
            *FCCLA State Conference, Lincoln

Tuesday (4/8)
            *FCCLA State Conference, Lincoln
            *Res. TR @ Minden Invite, 4:00 pm., dismissal 1:15 pm.

Wednesday (4/9)
            *Tri-M meeting, 7:30 am.
*PLC – 6-12 vertical
            *NeSA-M testing, periods 1 & 2
            *STOPiT class, 2:30 pm.

Thursday (4/10)
            *NeSA-M testing, periods 3 & 4
            *SWC Quiz Bowl @ Valentine
            *S.T.A.N.D. meeting during homeroom.

Friday (4/11)
            *BG @ Kearney Invite
            *BG Res @ Callaway/South Loup
            *TR @ Broken Bow Invite, 2:30 pm., dismissal 12:00 pm.

Saturday (4/12)
            *ACT - Cozad

            *NeSA- M testing will be on Wed. (per. 1&2) and Thurs. (per. 3&4).  All juniors will be taking this test during those periods in the HS Library, rm. 123, and MS Computer Lab

The vision of Cozad Community Schools is to focus on quality teaching and learning for all students by preparing them to be responsible citizens.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

High School Announcements for Thursday, April 3rd

Detention this week in room 124 with Mr. Morris

Yearbooks are on sale now! This can be done online or with Ms. Carver in room 121. Yearbooks are $45 until March 31, but after that date the price increases to $55. Buy your yearbooks now to save money.

Prom Guest Forms Please stop in the office and sign up out of town prom guest. You will also need to fill out a guest form and return to the High School Office by April 7th.

Prom Information All Juniors and Seniors participating in the Red Carpet need to stop in the office and fill out an informational form and return by April 4th. Also, Picture CD order forms are in the office. If interested, please stop in and fill out an order form. You can turn the order form and money ($6.00) into the office.

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