To that end, we stress constant improvement.
I had the pleasure of reading the book My Personal Best: Life lessons from an All-American Journey by John Wooden, who was the head basketball coach of UCLA, and won 12 national titles in the 1960’s and 70’s. Here is one of my favorite excerpts from the book, as he recalls his father’s words of wisdom:
“Johnny, don’t try to be better than somebody else, but never cease trying to be the best you can be. You have control over that, the other you don’t.”
Some have suggested that one of the reasons UCLA often outscored opponents was that I never stressed outscoring opponents—that is “beating” someone else or “needing” to win a game. I don’t know if it is true or not. Try your hardest, make the effort, do your best. That’s what I stressed, and it came from Dad. Today, almost a century after he first taught that lesson to me, I believe his advice is as good as gold.
David W. Santore, Ed.D.
2015-2016 cheerleading season tryouts will be held Monday-Friday (April 27th-May 1st, 2015) from 3:30-5:30 p.m., in the main gym of the High School. All students who are trying out should wear dark colored shorts, and a blank white shirt. Evaluation will be based on ability to dance, jump, tumble, cheer, and work in a stunt group. There will be a mandatory parent meeting on Wednesday (April 29th, 2015) at 5:45 p.m. to discuss next year’s program. ALL high school students must be passing a total of 5 credits (and not have an incomplete grade on the third marking period report card). Your grades will be verified during tryouts. To determine your eligibility you must present a printed copy of your most recent report card. Tryouts are also open to ALL incoming eighth grade students.
6:30 PM PLDAB-PLC Mtg.
6:00 PM DABMS-PTO Mtg.
6:30 PM DABMS-Evening of the Arts