Friday, January 8th, 2021

Good morning and thank goodness it is already Friday! Your first week

of school in 2021 is almost behind you. HS and MS students, please be

sure you are attending your live core classes today.

16 school days until the semester ends. Reach out to your teachers,

counselor, Mr. Black or myself now, so we can help you get your grades

where you need them! Please email or call the school and we will be

glad to assist you with whatever you need!

HS students you received an email from Mrs. Saia about yearbook, take

a look and send in that selfie!

CMHS Dad Joke of the Day:

My friend Jack says he can communicate with vegetables.

So you can say that Jack and the beans talk.

Everyday I, or another staff member reads you Words of Wisdom. ITs a

brief passage that I hope at least some of you take the time to listen to

and hopefully think about. At the end of each, it states, you can make it

a great day or not, the choice is yours. Notice how it doesn’t say “Have a

nice day”? Well Mr Sherman found another quote that makes it clear

why. THat quote is “You don’t have a great day, you MAKE it a great

day. Have is a passive word and means you need to wait for something

good to happen to you, so you have a good day. No sir, we need to

decide to MAKE it a great day, everyday.”

That is a powerful idea, and is something I hope we all think about,

especially with how rough things are in the world right now.

Words of Wisdom...

This is Mr. Kappes with a few words of wisdom.

Did you know that research shows we human beings are born with the ability to be compassionate? That's right. No sound can upset a newborn baby more than the sound of other babies crying. Older babies may start to cry when another child gets hurt and cries. Toddlers will often try to comfort someone who is hurt or crying.

Compassion is important because it reminds us that we are connected to others and their feelings. The Dalai Lama, spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism, says this about compassion:

A heart full of love and compassion is the main source of inner strength, willpower, happiness, and mental tranquility.

Today, be compassionate with others so you can become a stronger and happier person.

With something to think about, this is Mr. Kappes. Make it a great day . . . or not. The choice is yours.

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