During our Monday snow-day this week, I re-read a book by Kenneth Blanchard titled, "The One-Minute Manager". In the book, three leadership principles are outlined. The second principle emphasizes trying to catch people doing good things. The principle is titled, "The 1-Minute Praise". At WHS there are numerous people, students, departments, clubs, and teams that deserve praise. I want to draw some attention to a couple areas. First, the behavior of our teams and student sections are second to none. Our student section, their cheers, and the support of the teams have been and continue to be awesome. School spirit and pride at assemblies is amazing and very fun to watch.
There are several programs to be aware of deserving praise as well. I am very proud of the collaboration, review and use of data, and progress monitoring being demonstrated in the math department over the past few months. It is great to see our staff working together to enrich and benefit our students. DECA and Marketing is going strong with numbers projected to double for next year. SGA continues to do great things as well. There are numerous individuals and programs that should be mentioned. Please help me in recognizing and praising all of these programs and people as opportunity arises.
Next week is spring break! SGA has planned a morning assembly for March 20, "Don't text and drive". A Missouri Highway Patrolman will be our guest speaker. The week of March 17 also begins the 'Creativity' interdisciplinary unit. On March 21 and 22, we will host the LADD Fair in the commons and library for schools in southwest Missouri.
It is GREAT to be a Tiger!