At the February board meeting, the school board decided to make up all inclement weather days over five. We have closed school five days to date this school year. Any additional school days lost to inclement weather will be made up in June.
The School District of Mellen will be offering parents and students the opportunity to take classes on-line through a virtual curriculum starting the 2014-2015 school year. Parents of this district will have the flexibility to select a virtual program for their children that will offer a 24/7 opportunity to take classes for credit at no cost. Parents will be allowed to have their child enrolled full-time or part-time in these programs. Parents can also blend these virtual classes by also taking traditional classes offered by the school district. Students who attend a qualified virtual program will also be eligible to take part in any extra-curricular offerings that are available to all students. For more information, please contact:
Kevin Buxton, Principal
(715) 274-3601 extension 402
Auburn Powell, School Counselor
(715) 274-3601 extension 111
You have to make the call you’re afraid to make.
You have to get up earlier than you want to get up.
You have to give more than you get in return right away.
You have to care more about others than they care about you.
You have to fight when you are already injured, bloody, and sore.
You have to feel unsure and insecure when playing it safe seems smarter.
You have to lead when no one else is following you yet.
You have to invest in yourself even though no one else is.
You have to look like a fool while you’re looking for answers you don’t have.
You have to grind out the details when it’s easier to shrug them off.
You have to deliver results when making excuses is an option.
You have to search for your own explanations even when you’re told to accept the “facts”.
You have to make mistakes and look like an idiot.
You have try and fail and try again.
You have to run faster even though you’re out of breath.
You have to be kind to people who have been cruel to you.
You have to meet deadlines that are unreasonable and deliver results that are unparalleled.
You have to be accountable for your actions even when things go wrong.
You have to keep moving towards where you want to be no matter what’s in front of you.
You have to do the hard things.The things that no one else is doing. The things that scare you. The things that make you wonder how much longer you can hold on.
Those are the things that define you. Those are the things that make the difference between living a life of mediocrity or outrageous success.
The hard things are the easiest things to avoid. To excuse away. To pretend like they don’t apply to you.
The simple truth about how ordinary people accomplish outrageous feats of success is that they do the hard things that smarter, wealthier, more qualified people don’t have the courage — or desperation — to do.
Do the hard things. You might be surprised at how amazing you really are.
From Dan Walderschmidt's website: danwaldschmidt.com