Posts filed under: Principal Reflections

Notes from the Playground: Stars

Stars – Greg John When the lights went out during a nighttime performance at the school a few weeks ago, we decided to clear the building and get folks home. Fifteen minutes later, only six neighborhood kids, all in the...
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Notes from the Playground: FireMan

May we all find ways to lead with our best selves. Happy Thanksgiving!   FireMan — Greg John David, a five year old, walked through the back gate of the school. He held up five fingers to show the number of...
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Notes from the Playground: Ring

Over the weekend, I started looking for a story to post that would tie into the election. I thought perhaps I could post a story that would bring something new and insightful to the conversation.  But the more I looked,...
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Principal Reflections: All Hearts On Deck

All Hearts On Deck — David Henderson Having been the principal of this small, rural high school in Montana for two years and having come from the teaching/coaching ranks of the school, I was finally beginning to feel like I...
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Principal Reflection: Chomp

Notes from the Playground: Chomp — Greg John Carlos and Tamia, both kindergartners, sat on my playground bench this morning. I told them to plant their backsides there until I could clear up a couple of things. Carlos wriggled. His...
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Principal Reflection: What if the rain never stops?

Notes from the Playground: Rain Sixty kindergartners and I sat huddled in the cafeteria. Rain slapped against the windows and the roar of falling water came on strong. The rumble alone brought a hush to this bundled little pack of five year-olds....
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Principal Reflection: A Sweet Story for Your Weekend

Notes from the Playground, Story #4  Sugar A first grader named Leonard caught my eye this morning not so much because of how he moved, but because he did not move at all. That’s odd, I thought. Leonard never stops moving. Instead,...
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