2 Important Things to Remember When Everything Seems to Be Going Wrong

1.     Every little struggle is a step forward. In life, patience is not about waiting; it’s the ability to keep a good attitude while working hard on your dreams and desires, knowing that the work is worth it. So if you’re going to try, put in the time and go all the way. Otherwise, there’s no point in starting. This could mean losing stability and comfort for a while, and maybe even your mind on occasion. It could mean not eating what, or sleeping where, you’re used to, for weeks on end. It could mean stretching your comfort zone so thin it gives you a nonstop case of the chills. It could mean sacrificing relationships and all that’s familiar. It could mean accepting ridicule from your peers. It could mean lots of time alone in solitude. Solitude, though, is the gift that makes great things possible. It gives you the space you need. Everything else is a test of your determination, of how much you really want it. And if you want it, you’ll do it, despite failure and rejection and the odds. And every step will feel better than anything else you can imagine. You will realize that the struggle is not found on the path, it is the path. And it’s worth it. So if you’re going to try, go all the way. There’s no better feeling in the world… there’s no better feeling than knowing what it means to be ALIVE.  2. The best thing you can do is to keep going. Don’t be afraid to get back up – to try again, to love again, to live again, and to dream again. Don’t let a hard lesson harden your heart. Life’s best lessons are often learned at the worst times and from the worst mistakes. There will be times when it seems like everything that could possibly go wrong is going wrong. And you might feel like you will be stuck in this rut forever, but you won’t. When you feel like quitting, remember that sometimes things have to go very wrong before they can be right. Sometimes you have to go through the worst, to arrive at your best. Yes, life is tough, but you are tougher. Find the strength to laugh every day. Find the courage to feel different, yet beautiful. Find it in your heart to make others smile too. Don’t stress over things you can’t change. Live simply. Love generously. Speak truthfully. Work diligently. And even if you fall short, keep going. Keep growing. 



What to Wear Under My Graduation Gown

Girls:  Keep it dressy.  This is a special occasion.  So wear a skirt or dress. Any color...we can't see them under the maroon. But if it’s longer than the gown, a solid color would be best. Or at least dress pants in black...would look uniform as a group.  Caution about shoes with spike heels -  they sink in the ground. Someone always tumbles or gets close. Need hairdos to be as flat as possible...might get windy. No flip-flops

Boys:  Keep it dressy.  Boys have to wear slacks and dress shirts and ties. We want to make sure that it’s still     a special event. No flip-flops.

There will be more to follow, but some of you are already asking, so the basics are listed above.

If you want to keep your cap and gown, please pay $35 to Mrs. Middlebrook.

Facts and Funnies

Q:  What kind of birds always stick together??

A:  Velcros!!  (compliments of Darren Henderson)

The first spring flowers are typically lilacs, irises, lilies, tulips, daffodils, and dandelions.

Children actually grow faster in the spring than during other times of the year.

Every year, allergies constitute over 17 million outpatient office visits, mostly in the spring and fall.

Q:  Why do trees have so many friends?

A:  Because they branch out! 

Q:  When do people start using their trampoline?

A:  Spring time!

A Spring Poem for You Allergy Sufferers

My Nose     by Shel Silverstein

It doesn’t breathe, it doesn’t smell,

It doesn’t feel so very well.

I am discouraged with my nose.

The only thing it does - - is blows.

 Parting Thoughts

Don't forget about your grades!  No matter what grade you are currently in, you need to pass your core classes - English, Math, Science, History.  If you're struggling with ANY class, please take advantage of the help offered at Homework Helpline today after school and each Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30-5:30.  Asking for help is not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength.  It's a hand up, not a hand out!

Have a good!

Oh, yeah.  A contest.  How about the first 7 students who can tell me what ‘omit’ means will win a prize.  And the first 7 grown-ups who can tell me when the ACT Aspire testing will begin will win a prize.  Good luck!



Ms. Scottie