Entering Week One 2018-19Posted by Eric Juli on 8/11/2018
Welcome to the first week of school!
I'll be using this space to keep families and caregivers up to date on news and events at our school and to also share my thinking about who we are at Design Lab Early College High School and what our students need to do to both graduate from high school and have choices in their future.
Our theme for the year is: "If you think you can, or you think you can't, you're right!" Henry Ford said this originally, but it fits with our high school too. If your child believes they can do something-like go to college after graduation, then they can and they will by putting in the time and effort to get there. Belief in ourselves is what is needed first, second, and third to turn our dreams into reality.
This week, students arrive. Please make sure your child gets into the routine of getting to school on time. Our doors open at 7:30 AM for breakfast and first period begins at 8:00 AM.
We'll be getting to know our new students, and reconnecting with our returning students this week.
You shouldn't expect a ton of homework from teachers this week. But if your child tells you they have nothing to do-they are leaving out a task they can always be working on-reading. Your child should always be reading out of school. A minimum of thirty minutes of reading each and every day is a great way for you to help your child get to graduation. They could read the newspaper, a magazine, something online, or a hard copy book. It can be just about anything. It just shouldn't be too easy or too difficult. If you don't have something for them to read, please ask us. I'd be happy to get a book or magazine for your child to read.
Read, read, and read some more. If your child doesn't like what they are reading, let them switch to something else. The point is to like it, not suffer through it.
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us at school at 216-838-8150. The best way to reach me at school is via text at 216-882-1547.
Thanks for choosing to send us your children. We take the responsibility of getting them to graduation very seriously.
Have a great week!