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Meaningful Staff Meetings

I want to respect the shortness of time that many educators have and then focus on making the content engaging enough that they want to be there.  That is a tough task, but do you think that if you show how much you respect your staff to have meetings that are short and engaging, do you think that will help build connections?  What about meaningful conversations?  Won’t that help build connections?

Harry Potter Day!

It’s spirit week, and today is Harry Potter day. Faculty and staff are dressed as Hogwarts faculty and staff, so today I get to roam the halls tattling on naughty students as Mrs. Norris. *meow* Be mindful Mr. Potter.

Students be sure to check out room 204, Professor Snape is teaching Dark Arts as well as advanced Math. I’ve seen a few Sybill Trelawneys, and Pomona Sprout is sitting in the Main Office pulling Mandrake roots.

Update: Don’t forget to stop by Student Services, and Snape is also teaching physics up on the 3rd floor!

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DSHA Project Playwright: Student Written Works

The DSHA Theatre Department is proud to present, Project Playwright: Students Written Works.  This is an evening of two student-written one-act plays.  The first is entitled, Quirky by senior Laura.  This is a hilarious farce about a crazy family and one daughters attempt to make them normal.  The second is entitled, Shattered by senior Lauren.  This dramatic piece takes you inside the mind of a high school teen as the death of a close friend causes a rapid decline on her grasp of reality. Performances are Friday and Saturday, April 29th and 30th at 7pm and Sunday, May 1st at 2pm.  Performances will take place in the DSHA Arena Theatre and all tickets are only $5.00.  Tickets will be sold during lunches from the main office Tuesday through Friday show week. There are no ticket order forms so please stop by the main office during the day to grab your tickets.  There is limited seating!!

via Mr Stoddard

What price will you pay for success? What are you willing to put on the line to succeed? More important, what boundaries will you not cross, what sacrifices will you not make in the pursuit of success before, as CC Chapman puts it, minute 16 arrives?

Christopher Penn’s The Deadliest Question of All

I think this is a great question to ask for DSHA’s View360: Wellness Occupational Wellness month (Nov).  Since time is the “ultimate non-renewable resource”, what are you sacrificing?

Nov 10 FREE Event | Building a Bully-Free Community: How NOT to be a Bystander

Building a Bully-Free Community: How NOT to be a Bystander

Nov 10, 2010      —Free—

Country Springs Hotel, 2810 Golf Road, Pewaukee, WI

A morning session, from 9 a.m. to noon, is aimed at teams of students from public and private school fifth through eighth grades. They’ll hear strategies to defuse and reduce bullying and then will create preliminary plans to carry the message back to their schools.  An afternoon workshop, from 1 to 4 p.m., is geared to parents and community members and will focus on the trends and dimensions of bullying behavior and ways to counter them.

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DSHAtech will host its first MATEC (Milwaukee Area Technology Education Council) meeting tomorrow in the DSHA Boardroom from 12-2pm. Members include IT personnel from Metro-Milwaukee and Southeastern WI high schools and gather quarterly to discuss and collaborate on educational technology issues. If you know technology personnel at other schools that would like to join, please have them connect with me or go to the MATEC group site.