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Welcome Spring Break!

I've been doing a lot of reflecting these days! It brings to mind a question that is asked in most interviews...."What will you be doing five years from today?" Stop and think about that! We are all so busy with all of the things we are doing on a daily basis that we do not give ourselves reflection time to look forward and to set goals. We need to teach our children to reflect more.

This line of thinking led me to the next big idea! We should ask our children this question!

Try it and see what they say! Then tell them, "You determine what's possible for you. Make choices, ask questions and plan ahead! Use your time wisely!"

I'll leave you with this quote to ponder....

"Don't say you don't have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Louis Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson and Albert Einstein." -H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Have a wonderful and restful spring break!


District News & High Fives

Don't forget March 28-April 3 the district is closed for Spring Break. Classes resume April 4th!

A special High Five to Mechatronics teacher Mr. Gail Hirschy of the Chester County Career Center for being named one of ten "Top STEM Teachers" in America! The Transatlantic Outreach Foundation of Washington, D.C. selected Mr. Hirschy to spend more than two weeks in Germany this summer. According to the Foundation's press release, "As a top ten STEM instructor, Mr. Hirschy will spend two weeks with all-expenses paid visiting German manufacturing facilities and corporations as well as visiting and teaching in vocational schools, high schools and universities throughout Germany. The program emphasis is on the educational requirements needed for an American employee to succeed in German businesses that are operating successfully in the United States." Our entire district wishes you well, Mr. Hirschy. We know you'll make Chester County proud!

During Monday night's Board of School Trustees meeting, several student athletes and scholars were honored. High Five and Congratulations to the following students:

Teacher Cadets received a certificate, pin and were encouraged to return to their home county and be teachers one day!

Chester High, taught by Angie Anderson Caroline Caldwell, Laura Coleman, James Commodore, Katie Gaddy, Ashley Holsonback, Rae'L Jackson, Elizabeth Josey, Samuel Kelly, Destiny Lee, Calee Parsons, Nathan Rockholt DeAnna Spears GFH, taught by Scotty Stein Shai'darious Brown, Nicole Crist, Raven Duncan, John Hipp, Brooke Kirland, Tiambre Talford, Zykerrion White LHS, taught by Susan Lancaster Elizabeth Byar, Savannah Crosby, Destiny Davis, Alayna Etheridge, Tylasia Fisher, Lamonica Hampton, Anna King, Samantha Lovern, Jacinda MerChant, Anja Minninger, James Peeler, Andrew Stewart

Fall Athletes:

Chester High Freshman All-American

Pha'leak Brown

Chester High All-Region Athletes

Football-Malik Williams, Stanley Yarborough, & Dre Johnson

Cheer-Katie Gaddy, NaDera Yarborough, & Ja'Airecka Evans

Cross Country-Deja Marshall

Girls Tennis-Shanquavious Hemphill

Volleyball-Elizabeth Josey


All-State football: Mike Hill and Keilan Renegar

All-Region football: James Peeler, DJ Robinson, Jaylen McFadden and Keilan Renegar

All-State cross country: Megan Flynn

All-Region cross country: Megan Flynn, Natalie Foos and Skyler White

All-Region volleyball: Emily Morton and Amber Bass

Region Cross Country Coach of the Year: Joe Hall (Team won the region championship)

Great Falls:

All-Region Football

Connor Henson

Aaron Rice

All Region Cross Country:

Candace Baker and Kayla Coleman

Junior Scholars:

2016 Junior Scholars: Christian Dunlap, Jordan Hinson, Joshua Morgan, Jacobe Reid, Destiny Black, Allie Martin, Alex Dotson, Sarah Grace Hyatt, Alexandra Keels, Joshua Lane Martin, Sanaa MerChant, Madison Wilkes, Ashley Wood