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Mr.  Christopher  Schumaker
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Principal's Corner

Week of May 8 - 12

A leader is a dealer in hope. —Napoleon Bonaparte

Congratulations to our Superintendent Candidates-
Mike Messenger-Kittitas School District
Dr. Paul Farris-Ellensburg School District
Aaron Chavez-Wahluke School District
We look forward to meeting you and learning about you. You will discover that White Pass School District is a great place with great people. It is a privilege to serve here.
Week in Review:
Monday- Class Meetings, Supt. Visit, AP BIO Test
Tuesdaey- GEARUP Tutoring, GFP @Kittitas, Supt. Visit, CTE Spring Meeting
Wednesday- Supt. Visit
Thursday- GEARUP Tutoring, T-Wolf Assmebly, Volleyball Tournament Class of 2019
Friday-  Early Release-Principal Led PLC Activity, Track @ Kalama
Saturday-Darcie Davis Memorial Track Meet
1. Monday-Mike Messenger will be here
Tuesday-Dr. Paul Farris will be here
Wednesday-Aaron Chavez will be here
Each day, staff will get an opportunity to visit with the candidate at 3:00 in the HS Library.
2. GEARUP Field Trip to Clover Park on Thursday
3. Spring CTE Meeting
4. Thursday will be our final T-WOLF Awards Assembly of the year. The awards to be given will be Fortitude and Most Improved. Please email names to Tamara and cc Beth. We need your names by Tuesday morning.-Thursday we will be on Assembly Schedule. Lets celebrate our kids.
CEL to Ponder:
CEC3    Classroom Environment & Culture – Classroom Routines & Rituals: Discussion, collaboration and accountability
Routines for discussion and collaborative work have been explicitly taught, are evident, and result in effective discourse related to the lesson purpose. Students independently use the routines during the lesson. Students are held accountable for their work, take ownership for their learning and support the learning of others.
Lets Laugh:

Q: What is the tallest building in the entire world? 
A: The library, because it has so many stories.

-If you ever get cold, just stand in the corner of a room for a while. They're normally around 90 degrees.

Q: What did the green grape say to the purple grape? 
A: "Breathe, stupid!"
-Mother nature checks with Chuck Norris before she can strike.

The Star Fish Story

'It made a difference for that one'

Once upon a time, there was a wise man who used to go to the ocean to do his writing. He had a habit of walking on the beach before he began his work.

One day, as he was walking along the shore, he looked down the beach and saw a human figure moving like a dancer. He smiled to himself at the thought of someone who would dance to the day, and so, he walked faster to catch up.

As he got closer, he noticed that the figure was that of a young man, and that what he was doing was not dancing at all. The young man was reaching down to the shore, picking up small objects, and throwing them into the ocean.

He came closer still and called out 'Good morning! May I ask what it is that you are doing?'

The young man paused, looked up, and replied 'Throwing starfish into the ocean.'

'I must ask, then, why are you throwing starfish into the ocean?' asked the somewhat startled wise man.

To this, the young man replied, 'The sun is up and the tide is going out. If I don't throw them in, they'll die.'

Upon hearing this, the wise man commented, 'But, young man, do you not realize that there are miles and miles of beach and there are starfish all along every mile? You can't possibly make a difference!'

At this, the young man bent down, picked up yet another starfish, and threw it into the ocean. As it met the water, he said, 'It made a difference for that one.'

So, can I encourage you to take the time to do something that will make a difference to someone else's life ... and it doesn't have to be much and they don't need to know. Just take a moment, do something special ... the universe will know and that's enough.

-Adapted from The Star Thrower by Loren Eiseley (1907-1977)