Monday, September 22, 2008

Principle Principal

As I read your goals this year, one specific goal keeps "popping" to the forefront.

So, I am sending out this reminder that,“The principal is your pal.” So, you want to be on the principal's list, not the principle's list. Principal is a noun and/or adjective referring to someone or something with rank or importance. (You also earn interest on the principal -the important part.) Here's an on-line definition from Webster's: http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/principal

Principle is a noun, dealing with law or doctrine. In fact, here's the definitionfor it too: http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/principle

Monday, September 15, 2008

Brick Walls

Each year we have a quote at the top of the letter that goes home with the goals that you have set for the year. This year's quote is by Randy Paush, late professor at Carnegie Mellon.

"Brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to show how badly we want something."

I'd like to share with you his "Last Lecture." (Please be advised that there is some mild profanity.) I'm sure many, many of you have already watched it or seen parts of it. His lecture is available at http://download.srv.cs.cmu.edu/~pausch/. There are also abbreviated versions on YouTube. His lecture is all about having dreams and achieving them!

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Register NOW for Fall SAT

The first SAT of the fall will be given on OCtober 4, 2008. The regular registration deadline is September 9, 2008. Go online to check it out here.

Don't forget if you need financial assistance, your guidance office has available fee waivers. If you need assistance give us a call.