MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR OF ROCHAMBEAU
Alone we can do so
little. Together we can do so much. -Helen Keller
February 27, 2017
something about the second half. In a
two act play, we refer to it as the part of the show where the climax meets the
conclusion. The grand finale! The most exciting part of the
performance. In football, the second
half represents the period in which teams make the necessary adjustments in an
effort to close out the game on a winning note.
The same concept applies in education.
are now in the second half of our school year.
This is not the time for students to lose focus and throw in the
towel. Instead, our students must rise
to the occasion, overcome obstacles and disappointments, and continue the
educational journey they are on. They
must exhibit a consistent effort. They
must exhibit grit. Angela Duckworth, author of GRIT,
puts it this way, “To
be gritty is to keep putting one foot in front of the other. To be gritty is to
hold fast to an interesting and purposeful goal. To be gritty is to invest, day
after week after year, in challenging practice.” Here at Rochambeau, we
cultivate an environment of grit. We
expect students to stay the course and never give up. We encourage them to follow their dreams and
aspire to do great things.
It’s the second half. We
all must work together as a TEAM (Together Everyone Achieves More). We need your support as we finish out what we
started back in September. Please
continue to check the parent portal to review your child’s attendance and
grades. Stay in communication with your
child’s teachers. Helen Keller said it
best, “Alone we can do so little.
Together we can do so much.” As
always, thanks for working in partnership on behalf of your child.