Week of Sept 12, 16

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Give Yourself Away Nothing has such a positive impact on a person as giving to others. And people who have a giving spirit are some of the most positive people I know. That’s because giving is the highest level of living. They focus their time and energy on what they can give to others rather than what they can get from them. And the more a person gives,…

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Week of Sept 5, 16

Communicate Well To Lead John W. Gardner observed, “If I had to name a single all-purpose instrument of leadership, it would be communication.” If you cannot communicate, you will not lead others effectively. If you lead your team, give yourself three standards to live by as you communicate to your people. Be Consistent – Nothing frustrates team members more than leaders who can’t make up their minds. Be Clear -Your…

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Week of Aug 29, 16

Consider Their Dream Most people who are dissatisfied and discouraged feel that way because they haven’t grasped a vision for themselves. As a leader, you can help others discover their dreams and then get moving. You may already recognize much of the potential of the people you’re leading, but you need to know more about them. To help them recognize the destination they will be striving for, you need to…

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Week of Aug 22, 16

Be Prepared Spanish Novelist Miguel de Cervantes said, “The man who is prepared has his battle half-fought.” If you want to prepare yourself so that you can help your team as it faces the challenges ahead, then think about the following: Assessment: Where are you and your team heading? What will conditions be along the way? What price will you have to pay to get there? Alignment: Golf has taught…

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We Read Smith influence

We Read…

At the beginning of the school year we began our WCES reading initiative.  We talked with our students about the importance of reading and sent a letter home to parents explaining how we would be focusing all year on encouraging our students to read: in school and out of school.  Of course everyone expects our students to read during school, but this year we developed a plan to encourage reading outside of school, also. …

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WCES

As the first semester of the 2105-2016 school year draws to a close, it is a good time to reflect upon what was new for us and all the successes we have experienced at WCES.  In August, we started our year with a hugely successful Open House.  We began our new reading initiative, “We Read…”, added a Spanish class to our rotation of Specials Classes, and our students set their baseline scores on their MAP assessment.  As…

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