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Celebrating a Growth Mindset
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Monday, October 17, 2016
Mrs. King, Olivia, Dr. Wiatr
Mrs. King, Olivia, Dr. Wiatr

Celebrating Homecoming and a Growth Mindset

Washburn School District celebrated Homecoming during the last week in September. I think of Homecoming as a welcome back celebration for our students and staff. It is a celebratory time. We dress up, we decorate our hallways, we crown a king and queen at the Homecoming dance, and we celebrate our sport’s teams at the pep rally. We acknowledge the dedication of those individuals on sport’s teams. The athlete believes that his or her most basic abilities can developed through dedication and hard work. This view creates a love of the game and a resilience that is essential for great accomplishment. This growth mindset, as it is called, can be seen in many of our students at Washburn High School, not just our athletes. This belief that we can learn more and become smarter if we work hard and persevere allows us to learn more, learn it more quickly, and view challenges and failures as opportunities to improve ourselves. Senior, Olivia Hyde exemplifies this growth mindset. Olivia spent countless hours working on Achieve 3000 to improve her reading and writing skills over the summer. Olivia didn’t know this, but over the summer, Achieve 3000 held a national contest. Only six grand prize winners were chosen from thousands of participating students and Olivia was one of those grand prize winners. Olivia was honored at our Pep Rally and won an iPad mini for her efforts. Congratulations, Olivia!

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