Leland and Gray In-service on September 8th
Please remember that Tuesday, September 8th is a teacher in-service day at Leland and Gray, though not at the other schools in the Windham Central Supervisory Union.
Only L&G students who need to work on Credit Recovery may attend school that day. Mary Lindsley and Academy staff will support students in completing their work on September 8th. School buses will be running.
Welcome Back, Leland & Gray Families!
The August mailing is on its way! For a sneak-peak, please feel free to read:
• Letter to Incoming 7th Grade Parents/Guardians and Students
• Letter to all L&G Families
• Letter from our new School Nurse
• L&G August 2015 Newsletter
Returning students and parents/guardians may log into PowerSchool to see their 2015-16 schedule of classes. If you need login information, please see your welcome packet that should be arriving in your mail, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Softball with Style: An Interview with Coach Tammy Claussen
By Dorinne Dorfman
Leland & Gray’s softball team played a very competitive 2015 season, all the way through the Vermont Division III finals on June 19th. When the end-of-year tumult ended, coach Tammy Claussen and I caught up to reflect and look forward.
DD: What drove L&G’s softball team to the finals?
TC: I had an extremely committed group of young women who believed in each other right from the start. They took this statement to heart: “It’s not always the best team that wins, but the team that plays the best together.” At the start, they had talked about their goals in the weight room, which you happened to see. As a team, we clarified that, “We want to be State Champions.” Then we got so close to accomplishing our vision; it’s just an amazing testament to their belief in each other. If you don’t believe it, you can’t achieve it, right?
DD: Not only did you ask for goals, you asked for SMART goals.
TC: It’s important for kids to know how to set goals for all kinds of activities. They’d heard about SMART goals, Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Time-Sensitive. They changed it from their original, “We want to go to the state finals,” to “We want to be state champions!”