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10/2/17

Dear Rockwell students, parents, teachers, support staff, and supporters,

We are about 2 1/2 weeks from the end of the first quarter or term 1. Please know that habits established in this quarter will likely indicate a student’s level of performance for the rest of the year. If they do well or at least don’t flunk now, they likely will keep it up quarter by quarter. If they struggle early in the year, chances are they will struggle for the rest of the school year. A question to ask ourselves is, as we have 34 school days behind us, what do we want to accomplish with the remaining 146 school days? How do we best manage ourselves to get the most out of each learning opportunity? Understanding why it matters is a good place to start, but that is really up to each person to determine that. Still time to salvage grades and recommit for term 2, so let’s get this done.

Every student and adult at Rockwell are challenged each day to do their best. This starts at home with getting rest, dressing appropriately to come to school, and eating right. It includes not allowing ourselves to get caught up in things that do damage no matter how safe people try to make it seem. This includes avoiding things that are illegal for those under 19 (and some are illegal in Utah no matter how old you are). Participation in extracurricular activities and sports will be limited or taken away altogether if students insist on being involved in them. Please know that Rockwell is only as good as our least and best efforts. Confused?

Consider it this way. We celebrate when our Volleyball team wins two in a row or when the Shakespeare team wins 1st place for their Ensemble piece or when Baseball goes undefeated (so far) in Region, among other examples that could be shared. However, when any member(s) of those teams fail to uphold family and/or school standards and values by sluffing, not doing the work required, being involved with illegal activities of any kind, disrespecting others of any age, etc. and so forth, far too many people only remember those least efforts, those single poor decisions or actions, not the victories we have. I hate that this is how it seems to be, but that is why you keep your head up even in the worst of times and keep doing your best. The result is a better future for yourself and those around you.

Best always,

Darren Beck,
Executive Director
Rockwell Charter High School

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    FSO General Meeting, Wednesday, November 2nd, 7 pm, in the library. Please come out and see how you can be involved.

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