Reflect and Recharge:
Each May we communicate the same message to the freshman class - Reflect and Recharge! Taking a step back and reflecting on your freshman year experience is necessary. Not only does it allow you to marvel at your accomplishment (getting thru), but it also allows you to better understand the lessons learned. Lessons from navigating a social dilemma to learning how to effectively communicate with your teachers. The lessons are an inch wide, but a mile deep ... you just have to look!
After reflecting, take those learned freshman experiences and better apply them to your sophomore year. Did you come out of the gate too slow in August? If so, how do you become more prepared this August at the start of your sophomore year? A ready binder per class, broken down into the following sections: Notes, Homework, Quiz/Test?! A planner? Did you email or meet with your teachers enough during your freshman year? If not, can you set a goal to email or meet with your teachers weekly during your sophomore year? Whatever it is, learn from this past school year and improve next school year!