8th graders participated in the Housatonic Unit field trips. Students canoed along the Housatonic River and conducted water testing on the Housatonic and Konkapot Rivers.
Do you have a set of words that you live by?
Some of our teachers use mottos to help encourage students and themselves.
Most people are just about as happy as they make up their minds to be
- Mr. Lang
(From Mark Twain)
Leave it better than you found it.
- Mr. Wolgemuth
Do what you love, love what you do!
- Ms. Hawkins
It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed
.- Ms. Steuernagle (From T. Roosevelt)
Teach from and to the heart.
- Ms. Casey
Above all we must realize that each of us makes a difference with our life. Each of us impacts the world around us every single day. We have a choice to use the gift of our life to make the world a better place - or not to bother.
- Ms. Melino (from Jane Goodall)
Good, Better, Best
Until your Good becomes your Better &
Your Better becomes your Best.
- Mr. Carpenter
When push comes to shove, one’s will is even more important than skill.
- Mr. Devoti
Nothing to it but to do it!
- Ms. Petty
This classroom welcomes all, embraces each, supports everyone, and hopes that you find yourself better for having been here.
- Ms. Schur
Until the young are informed as much about the courage of pacifists as about the obedience of soldiers, they aren't educated.
- Ms. Lemlin (from Coleman McCarthy)
The Secret of Education is Respecting the Student.
- Ms. Peters (from Ralph Waldo Emerson)
Human relations are the heart of schooling. The interactions that take place between students and teachers and among students are more central to student success than any method of teaching literacy, or science, or math
- Ms. Doherty (from J. Cummins)
A positive attitude is the glue that keeps hard work and knowledge from falling apart.
- Mr. Bleau
Mount Everett students were treated to an inspiring visit from speaker Mike Smith this morning. The students listened to an engaging and relevant talk about leadership, changing culture, and pursuing passion. Smith spoke about making choices related to following your passion and asked students to decide for themselves what "type" of person they want to be: one who wishes, one who talks about, or one who actually pursues their goals. Students left with bits of wisdom to start the year off including Mike's personal motto: Speak for the silent and stand for the broken.
Many students met with Mike following a picnic lunch in small groups to ask questions and to hear more.
This experience was made possible by a generous donation from Deb and Bill Ryan of Black Thumb Farms.
Visit Mike Smith's website to learn more: http://mikesmithlive.com/#intro