Thursday, October 20, 2011

Eagles Athletes Prepare For The Playoffs

The fall sports seasons are winding down and that means playoffs!

The volleyball team lost to Kickapoo 3 games to 1 on Tuesday.

Cross Country will participate in the Sectional meet on Saturday, October 22nd. The girls race is at 9:30 am and the boys race is at 10:10 am. The top teams qualify to the state meet and the top five individuals not on either of the qualifying teams will also qualify to state.

The football team will play at DeSoto on Friday, October 21st at 7:00 pm. The football team was profiled on WKBT last night:

Friday, October 14, 2011

Wellness Day 2011

On Wednesday, we held Wellness Day at the Middle/High School. The goal of this interactive event was to promote safe, healthy, and positive lifestyle choices for our students. Bill Westerman provided the keynote address for students. He shared a powerful, personal story of coping with, and eventually managing, his drug addiction. The themes of Bill’s speech were personal accountability, hope, and redemption. In speaking with students after it was clear his message resonated. After the assembly, student participated in self-selected physical education activities and healthy habit seminars. Physical education activities included rock-climbing, yoga, salsa dancing, core training, mountain biking, geo-caching, fishing, archery, plyometrics, and strength training. Healthy habits seminar topics included personal finance, tobacco education, nutritional awareness, organizational techniques, and peer relationship training. Students had the option of a healthy sack lunch from the cafeteria or to purchase a grilled chicken plate provided by the FFA. I was proud of our students’ willingness to try new activities, and I am pretty sure they enjoyed a break from our normal daily routine. I would like to personally thank Sarah Mosley for spending countless hours coordinating and organizing this event. Without her leadership this event would not have been possible.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Bullying Prevention Month

October is National Bullying Prevention Month. I am proud of our school’s commitment to providing students with educational opportunities in a safe environment. However, like all school environments, issues of bullying and harassment occur. Preventing bullying and harassment is truly a team effort. We will succeed if students feel comfortable expressing bullying concerns and are confident that these concerns will be addressed. All staff must be observant and willing to confront behaviors in the school setting that are indicators that bullying is occurring. Parents can support our goal by monitoring their child’s behaviors and communicating concerns to school staff appropriately.

Bullying awareness resources for students and parents:

Stand up to Cyberbullying

The Bully Project

The 5 meanest sites on the web for kids

Websites to be aware of and to make sure that your child is avoiding.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Butts in Seats Event

The Cashton Student Council is partnering with Sleepy Hollow to host the Butts in Seats Event. On Friday, October 14th from 3:30 to 7:00 pm representatives from Sleepy Hollow will be in the Cashton Elementary Parking Lot. Any licensed driver can stop by and test drive one of several new Chrysler and Dodge vehicles. For each test drive Sleepy Hollow will donate money to the Cashton High School Student Council. Come on out to test drive a car and help support Cashton's Student Council.