Monthly Update from Dr Keltner

Parents and Students:

Gratitude is at the top of the list when it comes to important topics during November. Especially during this Thanksgiving season, there’s no better time than right now to reflect on the good things we have and enjoy at South High School.

Taking time to be thankful is a good thing. Author Amy Morin notes several positive things that happen to individuals who develop an “attitude of gratitude.” She shows several aspects of life that can become much better for each of us if we only pause to be thankful for the things we have. Such an approach to life doesn’t cost anything, and the benefits are huge. Her ideas have been around for quite some time; check out her thoughts at https://www.forbes.com/sites/amymorin/2014/11/23/7-scientifically-proven-benefits-of-gratitude-that-will-motivate-you-to-give-thanks-year-round/. Good stuff to remember, and in this day of continuous “noise,” purposefully developing a practice of being grateful helps turn down the volume of everything that’s going on around us.

Speaking of gratitude, our students at FZS step up to the plate during this Thanksgiving season to help others. Chief among the activities that take place is our students’ annual Turkey Drive, which is a part of No Hunger Holidays. This event runs from November 8th through November 12th, with a convenient PayPal link set up for donations. Be watching for more information coming your way as our students lead this effort to give back to our community.

Finally, please take time to see our students in action this month. In addition to the outstanding work done each day in the classroom, students are competing and/or performing in a number of exciting activities, including athletics, music, and our Veterans Day USO Show. Make plans to attend one of our many events – you’ll be impressed with the work done by our students and teachers.

I appreciate your continued support of our work as we strive to provide the very best for each of our students. I hope you have a wonderful and relaxing Thanksgiving and wish you the very best as we enjoy this fall season.

Sincerely,
Kevin Keltner, Ed.D.

Principal