Mercy MEMO

November 2011

Wit's End . . . Notes from the Principal

“Let’s make some noise.”

“Stop that racket.”

“Pump up the volume.”

“Can’t hear myself think.”

We have our own individual reactions to sound. When we like it. When we don’t. Who makes it. Where we are. How long it lasts. The list goes on. When we find ourselves enjoying it, all is right with the world. When we find ourselves annoyed by it, it seems insufferable and those responsible for it are nothing less than idiots.

October 2011

Mercy High School Monthly Parent E-Newsletter - October 2011

Wit's End . . . notes from the principal

Sports in the “D. Ahhh, the excitement. Ughhhh, the sleep deprivation.

September 2011

Wit's End . . . notes from the principal

“Mommy, I like her dress.”

“Well, why don’t you go tell her.”

Thus began an encounter I observed in late August that just might set the stage for a wonderful year ahead. Better yet, such behavior, if mimicked, could have far reaching consequences. I will elaborate.

April 2011

Mercy High School Monthly Parent E-Newsletter - April 2011
Wit's End . . . notes from the principal

“I don’t want to fight!”

“I’m too tired.”

“It’s too late to change anything.”

“I am only one person and I can’t fix this.”

March 2011

Mercy High School Monthly Parent E-Newsletter -March 2011

Wit's End . . . Notes from the Principal

Fragile. This very small, very common word can describe a piece of porcelain, the wing of a hummingbird, the eco system of a planet, and the tentative bands of a friendship. Above all, it connotes the delicacy of human life, all human life.

February 2011

Wit's End . . . Notes from the Principal

The age of technology. It is certainly not a phenomenon of the 21st century, since many tools were developed decades ago, but the nature of these tools, the number of tools, the very size of tools, and the applications and uses that they now afford, to say nothing of the speed, have permanently changed the landscape of communication. Like any change, there are realities to address. There are advantages and disadvantages.

January 2011

Mercy High School Monthly Parent E-Newsletter -January 2011
Wit's End . . . notes from the principal
"What's in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet."

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