Tuesday, February 7, 2017 Day 1

Today is part of “National School Counseling Week.” What traits do you think are important to be successful in life and build a bright future for yourself? Good character? Organizational ability? Kindness? Those are all very important but what about perseverance? According to the dictionary, perseverance means “steady persistence in adhering to a course of action, a belief, or a purpose; steadfastness.” Have you ever shown perseverance and gone on even when you thought you couldn’t? Former basketball star Michael Jordan knows a thing or two about it. Listen to what he has to say: “In ninth grade, my dream was to beat my brother Larry at a game of one-on-one. He’d beat me every time ad I’d get mad. In tenth grade, my dream was to make the varsity basketball team, but I didn’t, and I had to play junior varsity all year. When I look back on those experiences, I know they must have built determination in me.” Michael did not give up. He kept practicing until he achieved success. You can do the same. Just when you think an assignment is too hard or a sport too difficult or a book too long, hang in there. Keep at it. Perseverance pays off.

Today’s question that the KMS Guidance Department wants you to answer for a chance winning a prize is: Give an example of perseverance when you have gone on even when you thought you couldn’t? Place your responses in the PERSERVERANCE box at the guidance department. Please place your name and homeroom on the slip of paper that you drop in the box. For all students please contribute a line or two on why you love your school counselor in the hallway adjacent to the Guidance Department.

Attention 8th grade students: Wednesday evening at 6:30pm Kennett High School will be hosting a parent night for incoming 9th graders.

We have our next LEAD on Valentine’s Day. We cannot wait!

Make sure you are thinking ahead for the 3rd marking period. We will be pulling grades for progress reports Wednesday February 22nd. We should be thinking every single homework assignment every single night.

Please stay tuned for Buzzword Tuesday. (Clairvouance)

(Have a great day KMS.)