Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The General: September 2013 Issue

Books Change Lives - Creating Independent Readers
There is perhaps no more powerful impact on student engagement and learning than a student's ability to read and makes sense of what they're reading. I see the power of reading in the lives of our Generals on a daily basis. At Thomas Nelson we are blessed with great access to reading material, both print and non-print, and continuously encourage our Generals to read independently. Independent reading is powerful because it gives students CHOICE and allows them to learn from the PERSPECTIVES of others and see the world anew. Additionally, active independent readers are more likely to fulfill our mission of college, career, and citizenship preparation. I found the video below from John Maxwell to provide a meaningful summary of additional benefits of independent reading for parents - it also makes a couple of recommendations for books. 

Project Lift-Off Initial Meeting  -

September 25th (NCHS Media Center)

Mrs. Shelley Hendricks (NCHS Principal) and I will be hosting any interested parent for an initial Project Lift-Off (Project Grad) meeting on Wednesday Sept. 25th from 5:30 to 6:30 in the NCHS media center. If interested please click on the following link to sign-up. Project Lift-Off Interest Form

Senior/Junior Future Story Symposium - October 2nd  - 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
All Junior and Senior Parents and Generals are invited to our first Future Story Symposium of the year. During this time we will be hosting a number of college and career future story partners in the media center, commons area, and college and career cafe. Confirmed participants include: 
Confirmed Participants:

Career/Technical Schools:
  • Paul Mitchell School-Louisville

    • ECTC
    • Brescia University
    • Spalding University
    • McKendree University--Radcliff
    • Campbellsville University
    • Lindsey Wilson College
    • Bellarmine University
    • Berea College
    • St. Catharine College

    • U.S. Army National Guard

    Future Story Supports:
    • Balfour
    • KHEAA
    • UPS Metro College Program (JCTC, University of Louisville)

Also Invited:
Kentucky Wesleyan
Morehead State
Murray State
St. Catharine
School of Art @ Spalding University
Thomas More
Northern Kentucky
Sullivan University
Sullivan School of Technical Design
Empire Beauty Week
Brown Mackie College
Daymar College
Devry University
Galen College of Nursing
Indiana Wesleyan
Kentucky State
Strayer University
University of the Cumberlands
Army National Guard

Upcoming Future Story Events
Paying 101: KHEAA senior/parent workshop presented by Jo Newton: December 16, 6:00 p.m., Media Center

FAFSA 1:1 workshop for senior parents facilitated by Jo Newton: January 9, 5:00-7:00 p.m. (30 minute sessions), Washington House College & Career Center.