Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Leadership for Life TOP 25

(in alphabetical order!)

Carl Baker
Erica Bishop
Maddi Chilcoat
Kate Clausen
Curtis Doner
Tracy Donovan
Kandace Eichenauer
Ellie Elston
Micah Engle
Julia Folk
Amanda Friday
Nik Goedde
Chelsie Hedge
Caroline Hinders
Ryan Keeling
Mikel Martinez
Brooke Mertz
Lexi Mills
Lan Nguyen
Beth Parker
Logan Randolph
Clarissa Schmitmeyer
Kayli Stammen
Mack Welker
Andi Williams

Holiday Break Assignment!

Please comment on the following question about TEAMS ...

Why is teamwork important for student leaders and how should it take shape?


Leadership for Life students have started helping in the community.
Each day a different student battles the elements to make sure elementary
students safely make it across the street! Keep up the good work everyone.

Leadership is Stranded...

Stranded in the Himalayas that is! This week Leadership for Life students worked as individuals and as teams to improve Consensus Decision Making...

Results will be posted soon. Did they achieve SYNERGY? Check back over break!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Toy drop off in Ms. Sneddon's room

Leadership Learns a Lesson

Friday, December 10th Leadership for Life students learned to "roll the dice".
The DICE determined what was under their respective Christmas TREES.
Some had lots of presents and others had none. Through sharing and giving, the learned a valuable lesson. Then, they opened their gifts and decided collectively do DONATE them to a hospital for sick children. (See Picture)

Side Note: Class - YOU MADE ME PROUD TODAY! - MP

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

The Dash Poem

By Linda Ellis

I read of a man who stood to speak
At the funeral of a friend
He referred to the dates on her tombstone
From the beginning to the end

He noted that the first came her date of birth
And spoke the following date with tears,
But he said what mattered most of all
Was the dash between those years.

For that dash represents all the time
That she spent alive on earth.
And now only those who loved her
Know what that little line is worth.

For it matters not how much we own;
The cars, the house, the cash,
What matters is how we live and love
And how we spend our dash.

So think about this long and hard.
Are there things you'd like to change?
For you never know how much time is left,
That can still be rearranged.

If we could just slow down enough
To consider what's true and real
And always try to understand
The way other people feel.

And be less quick to anger,
And show apppreciation more
And love the people in our lives
Like we've never loved before.

If we treat each other with respect,
And more often wear a smile
Remembering that this special dash
Might only last a little while.

So, when your eulogy is being read
With your life's actions to rehash
would you be proud of the things they say
About how you spent your dash?


Strategy: a plan of action or policy designed to achieve an overall purpose or intention.

Gratitude: the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation.

Stratitude: Simply put, an imaginary technique whereby one learns to combine these two in order to adopt, hone and maintain a personal strategy of gratitude.

Leadership Lessons

History in the making... the first ever leadership class "Leadership for Life"
starts on November 30, 2010 at Celina High School.

Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson