…a letter to students from Oracle Charter School ELA teacher, Ms. Brown Dear Student, New year. Fresh start. Clean slate. Opportunity. This is what immediately comes to mind when I think of starting a new school year. The advantage of a new school year is just that, it’s a new start. Don’t misunderstand me; when […]
Everyone has heard that reading is fundamental, and I would hope that all agree. But I’d like to add to this. It is my belief that writing is freedom, true freedom.
SAGE stands for Students for the Advancement of Global Entrepreneurship, and is an organization that promotes business entrepreneurship clubs in high schools and colleges.
It is difficult to talk about commitment without mentioning sports or cliches like “give it your all,” “practice makes perfect”, or “giving 110%”. It is definitely true that in making a commitment to a team or a project you should give it your all and not take that commitment lightly.
But, another side of commitment exists that seems to get overlooked, a quieter commitment, the commitment to the self.
Merriam Webster defines pride as “a reasonable or justifiable self-respect.”
The magical blend of identifying a career that satisfies is really a simple recipe. When you identify the intersection of passions (interests), skills (abilities), and opportunities you begin to create the bull’s-eye known as strengths, and it is within one’s strengths that the possibility of a successful and fulfilling career lives.
Stereotyping is not an isolated incident. Our students face this reality often. Many in our community, and the area at large, perceive that our young men and women can’t succeed in school because of the dysfunction of urban school districts.
I came in to the office this morning, and there was water in the coffee maker. It started
my day with a grateful smile. I realized that there has been water in the coffee maker for
the last couple of months, thank-you.
Teenage wellness is based on many factors, but one specific area that should be talked about is nutrition and fast food services. Every single day, one out of three young people ages four to nineteen eat fast food. You need to start taking charge of your own health.
This week at Oracle Charter High School we’ve been discussing the short story, “The Open Window” by Saki. It has been my experience that short stories are the perfect genre for both starting the year and ending the year