January 2014


Happy New Year!  We hope that everyone enjoyed the holidays and that we are ready to tackle the second semester.

Our auditorium is days away from its grand debut!  Our first performance in the auditorium will be our theater department’s performance of the musical comedy, Urinetown.  Please don’t let the title turn you away!  This popular musical is the winner of TEN Tony Awards and is based on a town that is running out of water.  Sounds like home, doesn’t it?  You can buy tickets ahead of time in the AHS Registrar’s office or at the door.  Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for students.  We hope to see you there. 

As we look out on the year 2015, it is good to start with a rejuvenation of goals.  This poem is found in The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens by Sean Covey, son of Stephen Covey.  Like the original 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, this is a fabulous book to suggest for your teenager.                    

Who Am I?

I am your constant companion.  I am
your greatest helper or heaviest burden.
I will push you onward or drag you down
to failure.  I am completely at your command.
Half the things you do you might just as
well turn over to me and I will be able to do
them quickly and correctly.
I am easily managed – you must merely
be firm with me.  Show me exactly how you
want something done and after a few
lessons I will do it automatically.  I am the
servant of all great individuals and, alas, of
all failures, as well.  Those who are great, I
have made great.  Those who are failures,
I have made failures.
I am not a machine, though I work
with all the precision of a machine plus
the intelligence of a human.  You may run
me for a profit or run me for ruin – it
makes no difference to me.
Take me, train me, be firm with me,
and I will place the world at your feet.  Be
easy with me and I will destroy you.

Who Am I?

                                                                                             I am Habit.

Tuesday, January 20th starts our new semester.  Let’s make it a good one.  Please let us know how we can help your student have a successful semester.  Please remember that we are not defined by the media, social media or the latest news story.  We are Eagles.  We are determined.  It IS a great day to be an EAGLE. 

Jennifer Raney