School Spirit and Pride!

It’s been the BEST first week of school ever at LME!  Talking with learners, classroom leaders, parents, community members, volunteers, and others, I hear the same compliment.  While I wish I could take credit for this, it’s the learning community at large, our entire Team Miller, who ensure we get everything moving in the BEST direction as we begin a new school year.

Several of our students (and staff members) participated early this morning in the Panther Pep Rally on WFAA’s Daybreak Show from 5:00-7:00 a.m.  I just checked; some of us are gonna need a little nap before the first big game starts tonight.  Thanks for “blue-ing out” the arena so early with your enthusiasm!

We celebrated the end of our first week with a special Miller Team Huddle talking about Random Acts of Kindness as the fifth in our Miller Essential 5 this year.  I shared a couple of personal stories involving situations where I experienced the kindness of another and then how I made the choice to pay it forward later.  Ms. Daniell talked about our Miller KC Club and Mrs. Stanley shared about Rachel’s Challenge—both initiatives are near and dear to our Miller hearts (more coming about these later).  We also awarded our first Miller All-Stars for the year and hope to appoint our first MVP in the coming weeks as well.

Several of the MHS Varsity Panther football players then joined us for Friday Story Time.  Even after an early morning full of activity for these young men, they joined us with great smiles and enthusiasm while sharing stories with our youngest readers.  Here is Mrs. Samek (3rd grade teacher) with some of the guys before they left (she knows the one to her left the best since he’s her son, Cody).  We greatly appreciate the outstanding academic example they set for our learners and the valuable time they give to us (even on important game days!).

As I was humorously reminded yesterday by a dear mentor of mine, “you’re birthing a new school year, so take time this weekend to rest from your labors.”  Here’s hoping everyone takes time for rest and reflection; enJOY this long weekend!  🙂