A message from Assistant Superintendent Lori Jo Rasmussen:
The new year is always a chance for new beginnings, setting goals, and looking ahead to the future. What an amazing opportunity we have this beautiful season!
Quite by accident, I started a tradition years ago. At the beginning of the year, I would clear out the clutter, go through closets, the toy box, etc. This was not an ambitious goal that I had set, but action spurred by pure necessity. Our house was small and with the addition of a few new Christmas toys, clothes, etc., it was necessary to make space. The feeling of accomplishment from this small task was always a bit of a pleasant surprise! Who would think that such a small task would provide clarity, organization, and focus.
I was talking with a friend about the upcoming decluttering of the house when she stated that she was going to declutter her life. Interested, I asked her to tell me more. She said she was going to declutter her home, much the way I had planned, but was also going to declutter her mind. She was going to let go of any negative thoughts or hurt that she had held onto over the years. It makes sense. . .when all your available space is filled with clutter there is no room for anything new to come into your life! You tend to look back rather than forward in your life.
As we look forward to the new year, let's take this opportunity to help our students declutter their desks, rooms, backpacks, and especially rid their minds of negative thoughts. These kinds of thoughts can take up precious time and energy.
Every day. . . let alone every year, is an opportunity to change one’s life. We have the power to say "this is not how my story ends." We have the power to rewrite our destiny. When you sit down to reflect on last year’s successes and shortcomings, and you are ready to set a goal for the new year, include the opportunity for growth and positivity in your life. Remember to "Live for each moment! Today well lived makes every yesterday a memory of happiness and every tomorrow a vision of hope!" I wish you all a hopeful, happy new year!
For a FCCLA community service project this month blankets were tied and donated to Youth Futures, which is a teen homeless shelter here in Ogden. The students were able to deliver them and the were able to hear more about how the shelter is helping teens in our community.
Fremont High School- ProStart,Culinary Arts and FCCLA members have been busy creating gingerbread houses. They made the dough, cut out the pieces and baked them. They got to work uniquely decorating their houses. The top two houses, after a class vote will go on to be auctioned off at the WSD Christmas Tree Jubilee.
MIRACLE MINUTE-Is Raising money for the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation. Sally Palmer drew pictures, and published them into a book. She has sold them to students, faculty, community members, etc. During the Miracle Minute we raised $438.27 out of our $500 goal!! She has put in many hours, and a lot of hard work to help our HOSA National Service Project!! Way to go Sally!!!
Bonneville/HOSA Elementary Food Packs. Bonneville started this project last year, and have continued it again this year. We deliver food packs on a monthly basis. This month we assembled over 100 food packs that were donated to our 6 Elementary schools before the Thanksgiving break. We have collected enough food to do another 100 (give or take) food packs for Christmas!!
Our Thanksgiving Food Drive at Smith's, Fresh Market, and Macey's. HOSA, LIA, MESA, DECA, NHS, FFA, and student body came together to collect donations. Students then sorted, organized, and divided out the food. We had plans to feed between 20-25 families for Thanksgiving, and in the end we fed about 30 families from 6-7 of the schools in our cone.
A message from Assistant Superintendent Kevin Sederholm:
What a great time of year, the season of giving. One of the benefits of working in the District Office is to hear all of the marvelous acts of kindness and giving that go on throughout our educational community. Here are a couple of examples that have brightened my holiday season so far:
There are many other examples of goodness in our community going on at this time. It’s what makes the holiday season so special. May you all have a wonderful Christmas Season.