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Blood Drive -
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Helping Children Learn -
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Band Concerts -
March 20 - 7:00 PM
High School Gym
June 1 - 3:00 PM
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A Note from the Superintendent's Desk -
I was speaking with a Human Resource Director from a large business in the metro area and he stated that he looks for applicants from small communities because they have the self discipline, perseverance, teamwork, and character that his company is looking for. He stated that young workers from small communities still have these characteristics. Here are the definitions of the qualities that he mentioned:
Self Discipline: The ability to control one’s feelings and overcome one’s weaknesses; the ability to pursue what one thinks is right despite temptations to abandon it.
Perseverance: Steadfastness in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success.
Teamwork: Cooperative or coordinated effort on the part of a group of persons acting together as a team or the interests of a common cause.
Character: The combination of qualities or features that distinguishes one person, group, or thing from another.
I believe that small community school districts like Mt. Olive prepare their students for the harsh economic environment that they now face. “Empowering Every Student to Believe then Achieve”, the Mt. Olive School District vision, requires more than just teaching students how to read and write. It requires us to demonstrate and teach the characteristics mentioned above. By providing extra-curricular activities to students is one of the major ways we accomplish this at Mt. Olive Community Unit School District. Small communities give students numerous opportunities to participate in extra-curricular activities such as band, student council, and athletics. Mt. Olive does not cut or tell students they cannot participate. Everyone is welcome to participate in these activities. Most of the Mt. Olive students participate in numerous activities throughout their school experience.
With the wonderful support that we get from the teachers, coaches, parents, grandparents, and community I believe we will continue to produce graduates of Mt. Olive that we can all be proud of.
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