Sunday, September 27, 2015

Week 6

The week ended with a great win for the Red Tornado football team.  Anytime you start district play with a win it awesome, but it is ever so sweet when you knock off your arch rival.  Great job guys!!  Clinton 17 Weatherford 14.

The Lady Reds softball team was awarded a #1 seed heading into regionals.  Although our ladies have to travel to Tulsa, I am excited about their chances of advancing to the state tournament.  Ladies, congratulations on a great season and earning the #1 seed.

CPS Parent Teacher Conferences are in full swing.  We are always excited to see parents.  One of the most important goal we have at CPS is "We will make parents a full partner in the educational process".  Special thanks to all of you who work hard to make our conferences successful.

The MakerSpace movement has been running rampent at CPS.  I am so excited to see our students get a chance to be innovative and creative in our Maker Labs.  As we continue to develop these labs I challenge everyone to visit and share the experiences of a MakerSpace.

It was another week of the Clinton Daily News sharing some of the great things happening at CPS.  Congratulations to those who have made the paper and thanks CDN for sharing our success stories.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Week 5

This week I attended the Fall ASBO (Association of School Business Officials) Conference.  As president elect of the organization I had commitments and duties Wednesday thru Friday.  The keynote speaker for the conference was Sam Glenn "The Attitude Guy".  My favorite quote from his presentation was "Your attitude is either in your way or leading your way"

Amazingly although I was out of town I was able to follow school events thru #cpsreds.  I am amazed how many awesome things are being shared.

Monday included school wide celebrations of the numerous winners Clinton Schools had a the recent Custer County fair.  We had winners in art, pottery, upholstery, and as always,  had many grand and reserve champion animals.  Also on Monday, Mr Stringer and Mr Meget  shared CHS students making roller coasters in the high school makerspace.

Tuesday was Dot Day at SES.  Flores, Paul, Marshall, Gifford and other classes participated in Dot Day activities.  Thanks Mrs. Hime for helping to organize these activities. Mrs Guant and the NES teachers started Tech Tuesday this week.

I challenge you to search #cpsreds and follow the remainder of the week.

Saturday Ms. Pool and her students invited the community and other schools to join them for International Observe the Moon Night.  They had moon rocks, telescopes and numerous activities for those who joined them to participate.

My challenge to you for the week is ask yourself every morning "Is your attitude in your way or leading your way?"

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Week 4 at CPS

Week 4 at CPS was fair week.  What a great job our students did at the fair.  I always enjoy seeing all the animals and witnessing first hand the enormous amount of work students put into the care of their animals.  We also had some tremendous entries from our FCCLA group at the high school.  From an upholstery project to baked and canned goods.  Mr. Miller's ag classes and Mrs Johnson's FCCLA classes as always, impressed me with how talented our students are.

At the Middle School Joy Badillo was named the state's Middle School Art Teacher of the Year. What an impressive and deserved award.  As someone who can't draw a stick man I realize you do not have to be an artist to realize how lucky CPS is to have teachers like Mrs. Badillo.

The admin team continued sharing positive events with the paper and parents.  There are miracles happening at Clinton Public Scools everyday.  Make sure you are sharing them.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Week 3

Week 3 started by  issuing a challenge to the leadership team. Share positive stories with teachers, parents, students, and the press.  The Clinton News joined in and had numerous articles and pictures in the paper telling our stories.  The story of CPS and #oklaed has been in the Daily Oklahoman,  Clinton News, Facebook, Twitter, and other networks. One of the most exciting stories was that Nance Elementary Students will each be getting a free pair of shoes. Those responsible for this act are wanting to remain anonymous.

The second challenge issued to the leadership team was to share positive stories with parents.  It was exciting to hear how many parents were shocked the school was sharing the good news.  We really need to work on our relationship with parents.  CPS cannot be successful unless our parents are full partners in the education process.

While visiting all 5 campuses this week the common theme was how great the year has started and the unbelievable attitude of the students.  Hats off to the parents, students, and teachers of CPS for being so awesome.

Miracles are happening everyone day at Clinton Public Schools, share them.