In the words of Olaf,
“We call this making the best out of what we can control.”
There is so much
uncertainty in our world right now. So many questions without answers. How long
will we be out of school? How long will it be before I can play sports? When
can I get together with my friends again? What will tomorrow bring? How long
will it be before I can go to the store and find toilet paper?!?! With so much
uncertainty, Olaf’s words ring true. Let’s not focus on what we cannot control,
let’s make the best out of what we can control! Life seems to have become so
very busy for everyone. That has definitely changed... Use this as a time to
refocus. Disconnect and reconnect. Put down the electronic devices from time to
time and reconnect with family. Get outside and rediscover what nature has to
offer. Get lost in a book. You are in charge of your educational opportunities
during this closure. Yes, we will be providing resources and educational
opportunities for you. However, what you do and how you utilize them will be in
large part, up to you. Will you avoid them, do enough just to get by, or will
you take full advantage of your opportunities?
Please know that
flexibility will be a key word over the closure. Information changes every day
and the plan may change regularly. We will do our very best to keep open lines
of communications and provide updates often. The McDowell website will be a
good place to check often. We will also put updates on Twitter and send One
Call Now messages.
To call McDowell: Call 740-474-7501, ext. 1402. This
will go directly to Mr. King and if he is not available the message will be
sent to his email and he can forward to appropriate staff.
that are doing the right thing and being a BRAVE will get to participate in our
3rd 9-week PBIS Reward day on Friday, March 6th.
Flip to start the day.
REQUIREMENTS TO PARTICIPATE
NO F’s in any class for the quarter
detentions or bus referrals (starting February 3rd)
In-school or out of school suspensions.