Attitude is Everything, So the School Says

My daughter’s school celebrates every report card term with an early morning awards ceremony complete with bagels and coffee! They invite parents to come and acknowledge those students who have achieved the Honour Roll (minimum 80% average with Very Good or Excellent in effort & attitude in every subject) or Principal’s List (Very Good or Excellent in every subject). I have proudly attended every term with my amazing teenage daughter since she started junior high.

I am moved to my core every time. The principal and staff are committed to recognizing the good, nurturing winning attitudes and supporting families to reach for the stars. This morning was no different. The emphasis that is placed on developing an attitude of excellence and overcoming the battle of the mind to me are two of the biggest life lessons we can learn, and to see first hand how these values are being taught in the school my children attend gives me a heart filled with gratitude.

Regardless of our age, we are always students of life. As was shared with the parents and students this morning, please take a couple of minutes to watch this video of a guy who has no limbs but who lives without limits.

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” ~ Mark Twain

Attitude is Altitude – Nick Vujicic


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  1. #1 by Judy Schmidt on March 19, 2012 - 7:54 am

    Go Shandra Go! Here’s to Dr. Seuss & you!

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