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A Day They’ll Remember

from April 28th, 2017 Jordan Collier by Jordan Collier

  Once again, our school came through in a big way for our ACCESS Gators / Day of Service. It’s a day when we’re at our best. Thank you for your hard work, positive attitudes, and willingness to help. I love pausing from the daily grind to give students and teachers opportunities to step up […]

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“I’ll Do Whatever”

from April 21st, 2017 Jordan Collier by Jordan Collier

We’ve been here before. At this time last year (and the year before), I wrote in the Friday Thoughts about all the things happening on Mustang Mountain. I wrote about the craziness going on at school as we were planning the banquet, standardized testing, the ACCESS Gators meet, the Day of Service, and many other […]

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How do you ___?

from April 17th, 2017 Jordan Collier by Jordan Collier

In chapel on Tuesday, Coach Watson shared a great message encouraging our students to ask questions in order to learn ways to read their Bible and how to pray. To help give students ideas, he shared responses from several faculty and staff to demonstrate the multiple ways we study and pray during our own individual […]

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What If?

from April 10th, 2017 Jordan Collier by Jordan Collier

It’s been only twenty-three days since our accreditation visit, but it already feels like it was so long ago. During that week, we all felt added pressure and a heightened sense of responsibility, and everyone (students included) were proud to show off our school. I loved it (even with the added stress of the week). […]

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20%

from April 3rd, 2017 Jordan Collier by Jordan Collier

Right now, we have 35 days of school remaining. Thirty-five. Three-five. A school year is 178 days long, and with 35 days remaining, that means we have less than 20% of the year remaining (and for seniors, it’s even less that that!). We’re all fully aware of how fast the next few weeks will go […]

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This Is Us

from March 17th, 2017 Jordan Collier by Jordan Collier

Today, as we wrap up the accreditation site visit, we’ll be given a list of several things we must improve before our next accreditation visit. While it might be uncomfortable to hear some of those suggestions as they will be a reflection on my leadership, I know that’s part of the process and I’m ready […]

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16 Minutes & Some Change

from March 3rd, 2017 Jordan Collier by Jordan Collier

I’m going to change things up this week, and ask you to watch this 16-minute video. Usually, I share similar videos in the “Resources Worth Checking Out” section of our Friday Thoughts, but I don’t want this one to get buried and overlooked. Sometime in the next few days, please watch this and be encouraged […]

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Ready for the Season

from March 1st, 2017 Jordan Collier by Jordan Collier

The typical school year certainly ebbs and flows. We’ll have times where we’re energized and excited about all of the possibilities (i.e., the beginning of school), and then we’ll have times where we feel overwhelmed with the busyness around us. Depending on our responsibilities and commitments, those times can vary, but inevitably all of us […]

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Fun Professional Development

from February 17th, 2017 Jordan Collier by Jordan Collier

I’m excited about today. Ever since the first faculty inservice meeting I ever attended, I have always looked forward to inservice, and today is no different. I enjoy stepping back from the daily routine, reconnecting with colleagues, and learning ways to improve. I hope you’re looking forward to today’s time together as well. In addition […]

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Make The Jump

from February 10th, 2017 Jordan Collier by Jordan Collier

How far is the distance between What we are and What we want to be? Whether we’re talking about a particular lesson, a project, a unit, a class, a faculty, a school, a community— any entity, really— I’m guessing the jump isn’t as far as we think. To make the jump, two things are needed: […]

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