The February edition of Miller Matters is now available!
The January edition of Miller Matters is now available. I've also included my weekly message to students below. Stay warm and safe, and have a great week!
It’s important that we take a few moments to recognize the important national holiday that was celebrated yesterday. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Baptist minister and a champion of civil rights, whose tireless work during the 1950’s and 60’s was instrumental in helping our nation combat long standing and divisive inequality, racism, and segregation.
Tragically, Dr. King’s life was cut short at just 39 years old. But Dr. King’s work continues. Each January, our country honors his memory, his leadership, and the ongoing struggle for justice and equality for all people.
During his famous “I have a dream speech,” Dr. King spoke powerfully when he said, “one day, this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: we hold these truths to be self evident: that all men are created equal.”
It’s been 54 years since Dr. King gave this famous speech, but his words remain incredibly powerful. If you are looking for inspiration, or words of hope for our country, especially during what seem to be such trying and difficult times, I encourage you to take a few moments to watch this powerful moment in American history.
As we go about our week, let’s not forget to treat each other well and take a little extra time to understand each other a bit better. Let’s honor Dr. King’s memory, and more importantly, the work that he did to fight for justice, equality, and understanding.
Welcome back NEMS! I want to start our week by congratulating the following students who were chosen as our December students of the month. These students were selected for demonstrating responsibility as a part of our Miller Way.
DePauw - Mackenna Johnson
Stanford - Jacob Wilson
West Point - Zackary Hancock
Wisconsin - Andie Zelaya
Butler - Clare Rader
Franklin - Ty Miller
Hanover - Trent Turner
Ball State - Blaine Bailey
Northwestern - Sophie Kanosky
Wake Forest - Ava Shanehsaz
Here is my weekly message to students this morning:
Today I want to talk to you about R-E-S-P-E-C-T. That’s right. Respect. It’s an important behavior in life and an important part of our Miller Way here at East. We expect all students and staff to demonstrate respect towards others. Respect, in its simplest form, means treating others the same way you want to be treated. It means showing kindness and consideration for others. It means accepting others for who they are. Respect is not a new idea. It’s one that I know you’ve been taught since your youngest years, and it’s one you’ll continue to hear about as you grow older and move forward in school and in life. We hear so much about respect and its importance because it is so important to helping we humans get along and work together, especially when we may not be alike, understand each other, or agree.
So start the new year off right by re-committing to RESPECT here at school and at home. Make a pledge, or New Year's resolution, to use RESPECT in your everyday life. You, your school, your friends and peers, and your family will better off as a result!
The December edition of NEMS Miller Matters is now available!
Congratulations to our November students of the month. These students were selected for demonstrating our Miller Way. Nice job!
DePauw - Mason Tomes
Stanford - Aubrey Paul
West Point - Summer Rempe
Wisconsin - Jayla Green
Butler - Mason Likovetz
Franklin - Carly Motz
Hanover - Anna Neal
Ball State - Cadence Fields
Northwestern - Jackson Angelicchio
Wake Forest - Andrew Knight
We're excited to announce our October students of the month. These students were selected by teachers for demonstrating the qualities associated with responsibility and our Miller Way. Congratulations to these outstanding students!
DePauw - Addison Bussell
Stanford - Wyatt Jackson
West Point - Damanpreet Kaur
Wisconsin - Sam Bolt
Butler - Abby Burnette
Franklin - Lauren Adam
Hanover - Ethan Tippett
Ball State - Jaden Moore
Northwestern - Ava Imel
Wake Forest - Ava Shanehsaz
The November edition of Miller Matters is now available.!
Below is my Monday Message to students. We spent time this morning reminding students of the importance of goals!
Believe it or not, we are already more than a quarter of the way into the school year. Now is probably as good a time as any to check the status of your goals. So how are your goals looking? Are they clear and meaningful to you? Do your goals best represent the type of person you want to become, and what you want to accomplish? Sometimes, when school gets harder and things get busy, we get caught up in our day-to-day routines and tend to forget to spend time on our goals.
Losing track of our goals is a bit like getting lost on a trip; we end up spinning our wheels and heading in the wrong direction. Remember, goals can serve as our compass to help guide us in the right direction, keeping us on track, and helping us to stay focused on our desired destination.
There are three simple steps you can take that will help you stick to your goals. Here they are:
A few weeks ago, I shared this simple quote:
“Responsibility is accepting that you are the cause and the solution of the matter.”
You and you alone are responsible for setting your own goals and putting together a game plan to help you reach them! Following these simple steps will help you reach your desired destination!
Today starts our "College Go Week" at NEMS. Here is my message to students today. Have a great week!
Today marks the first day of our College Go Week here at NEMS! Our goal for this week is to help all students plan and prepare for future careers and college options.
I want each of you to ask yourself, “Where are you going in life? What are you doing today to help prepare you for college? What study habits are you building today to help you in the future?”
The future belongs to you and only you. You can start working toward your goals even if you are not sure exactly what career is the best fit for you. Your middle school years provide you a prime opportunity to explore careers, talk to your counselors, and develop your passions in and out of school.
When you are dreaming about the future, make sure that education is part of these plans. Did you know that a college graduate you will make $1 million more over the course of a lifetime than a person who does not have a college degree? College education can be your ticket to success!
Welcome to the NEMS Parent Connection! This is a place where I hope to connect with NEMS parents and community members by sharing the most recent happenings, news, and information about our school. If you have any feedback or ideas, feel free to post a comment or share your thoughts with me. There are great things happening every day at NEMS, and I want to be sure our entire school community can celebrate our success!