We respect ourselves, others, and our school. We show respect so that we earn respect from others around us. We respect our elders because they have much to give us through their learned life experiences. We respect others that are different from us because, in looking at life from their perspective, we broaden our own experiences.
“I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university.”
― Albert Einstein
We come to school to learn all that we can because we know that knowledge is power. If we can educate ourselves as rennaisance men and women (knowing as much as we can on every topic at hand), we will make it very hard for others to "pull the wool over our eyes" or to dupe us. We will not be gullible. We will become leaders rather than followers.
“Seven Deadly Sins -- (1) Wealth without work (2) Pleasure without conscience (3) Science without humanity (4) Knowledge without character (5) Politics without principle (6) Commerce without morality (7) Worship without sacrifice.”
― Mahatma Gandhi
In order to make our future as bright as possible, we will work to give ourselves as many options as possible... If we are great athletes, we will be great scholars as well. If we can sing, or dance, or perform with great skill, we will strive to be our best in the classroom so that we have OPTIONS! Dropping out is NOT an option...
Top 5 Reasons to Stay in School
-Thomas Alva Edison.
"Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is permanent,"
-Marylin vos Savon.
We strive daily to ensure that we are the best scholar we can be. Our time in the classroom is limited. But we are strong.
It is said that, in order to become an expert at some task, you need 10,000 hours of practice at that task. In our educational lifetime, we have almost twice that number of hours available.
We will not be held back. We will succeed. We will pass every test given to us.
“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”
― Mahatma Gandhi
“You can never be overdressed or overeducated.”
― Oscar Wilde