Hello fellow Wildcat parents! I am so pleased to be addressing you as the new principal of Meadow Bridge High School. I feel blessed beyond words to be working with your children and want to assure you that my goal is to treat every child as I would my own.
Our new school mission is centered upon the Wildcat Way of building Character, Achievement, Tradition, and Scholarship (CATS). As a school, we are working on short-term goal setting and helping your child to achieve his or her goals. It is a proven fact that when small activities are completed daily for thirty consecutive days then it becomes a habit. Understanding this, the faculty has asked your child to identify five, small, thirty-day challenges to improve himself/herself using the Wildcat Way. With an initial focus on small improvements and building upon those successes to help them to reach their eventual large goals.
For example, many challenges students have suggested include “getting in shape.” This is a huge goal, which could happen on a long-term scale, but after thirty days will likely be forgotten. Instead, we are initially focusing on creating small habits. It is our hope that by completing, for example, fifty jumping jacks daily for thirty days they will develop a habit that can work with their next thirty-day challenge to complete their eventual large goal, in the above example, of “getting in shape.”
We are asking for your help with this mission. Please ask your child periodically how they are doing with the challenge, give encouragement and possibly join in by completing your own challenge with your child. At the end of the first challenge, Rainelle Medical Center along with True Blue Wildcats have purchased an iPad mini to be awarded to one lucky student, by random drawing, for completing and logging their daily progress. Additionally, every faculty and staff member is completing their own challenge alongside your child!
Over the last sixteen years, I have learned most students will meet the expectations set for them, understanding this; the faculty and I are setting high expectations for our students and I am asking each of you to encourage your child with these expectations and challenges. Together we can help them achieve the Wildcat Way of Character, Achievement, Tradition, and Scholarship (CATS).
Thank you for all of the support you give to Meadow Bridge High School.
Mrs. White, Principal-MB