If you have a Monroe student and you have not signed up for Parent Teacher Conferences, scheduled for Monday 9/26 and Tuesday, 9/27 please either give us a call at 452-2044 or e-mail email@example.com. We still have plenty of times available.
WHEN: Friday, 9/23 at 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Alaska K9 Center
Are you in 3rd – 12th grade? Do you love dogs and want to learn how to train them? Would you like to have the possibility to earn scholarship money? If so, then this is the program for you. September is the month to sign up for the Cooperative Extension 4-H program. Alaska K9 Center will be hosting an open house Friday, September 23rd from 6:30 to 8pm showcasing our Frosty Paws 4-H group. Join us for refreshments and come see what Frosty Paws is all about. You will have the opportunity to meet the leaders, current Frosty Paws members, and their dogs. You will also be able to ask any questions you may have about the program and decide if this is something you would be interested in becoming involved with. This event is for people only, please do not bring your dogs with you. If you have any questions before the meeting, feel free to email Michelle Atkins at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can call Beth Frank at 907-378-5868.
Monday, 9/19-"Madagascar" = Safari Wear
Tuesday, 9/20-"Parent Trap"=Twin Day
Wednesday, 9/21-"Breakfast At Tiffany's" = Dress Your Best
Thursday, 9/22-Movie Theme = Students dress according to the Class movie. Class movie will also be the theme of the Class Float during the Homecoming game.
Friday, 9/23-"Bring It On" = Ultimate Spirit Day/Blue & Gold
Saturday, 9/24-Dance in the MCHS Commons 8-11 p.m. $5.00 per single or $7.00 per couple
Unselfish, inspiring, intelligent, ethical, decisive, tough, confident, patient, positive, disciplined, competitive, hard working, courageous, empathetic, compassionate, faithful, energetic. Recently, these were some of the words my leadership class came up with when asked to name the characteristics of a good leader. Certainly there are more, and, to be sure, even the best leaders are lacking in one or more of these areas.
I bring this up because, as my class was debating these words and discussing them, I realized how every one of these qualities can be nurtured through your child’s athletic experience here at the Catholic Schools of Fairbanks.
Through competition, your child is forced to work with others. For a lot of our student athletes, the only times they are held truly accountable for their effort is the world of competitive athletics. What, you didn’t work as hard as your competition? You lose. And in athletics, there are no do-overs. The finality of the results you reap are engraved in history forever, be it in a score book, a newspaper article, or if you are lucky, a rug on a wall.
I recently had the pleasure of visiting with a 1975 graduate of Monroe, Dana Pruhs. Mr. Pruhs is the proud owner of Pruhs Construction, one of the biggest privately-owned Alaskan civil construction companies. For two hours I listened and learned about the path taken by this incredibly successful man. During the discussion, Mr. Pruhs mentioned the concept of Theory Vs. Reality. He talked in great length about how schools—high school and college—spend their time teaching theory, and while theory is all well and good, when you get out in the real world, you have to deal with reality. And where did Mr. Pruhs feel he best learned to handle reality? You guessed it: through his athletic experience here at Monroe Catholic High School.
It doesn’t matter whether your ability to handle reality comes from running on a trail, being hit so hard you have the breath knocked out of you on a football field, charging the net on a tennis court, or staring down a curve ball without flinching in the batter’s box. Wherever your child learns to handle the pitfalls of life, he or she will be all the better for it.
I am amazed when I learn of the highly successful people the Catholic Schools of Fairbanks has produced and as I watch our athletic teams compete, I cannot help but wonder, who will they become? None of us can be sure, but I am confident the reality they are learning as Monroe Catholic Student Athletes will ultimately give them the best shot at success. Who knows? Maybe some day I will be sitting down with one of your children, discussing their success, in hopes of sharing it with my leadership class.
This story is reprinted from The Full Curl, published weekly by Coach Ostanik. You can find Coach O and Monroe Athletic results on Twitter @thefullcurl.
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MCHS-It is already Parent Teacher Conference time at the Catholic Schools of Fairbanks. If you are a Monroe Jr./Sr. High parent please call or e-mail with your preferred time. Please see the attached letter with times available.
ICS-Please watch for your Conference time from your student(s) teacher.
There are many ways to get involved in the upcoming HIPOW Auction and Dinner in support of the Catholic Schools of Fairbanks. From setting up before the auction to assisting with parking or waiting tables on Saturday night, there is sure to be a job that strikes your fancy. Friends and family members are welcome to sign up to volunteer with you. The more the merrier!
This year's HIPOW event is October 7 & 8. If you are able to assist, we hope you'll sign up soon. For more information about the jobs and to sign up, visit: http://www.catholic-schools.org/volunteer-at-hipow.html.
If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact HIPOW Volunteer Coordinators Marilis Bennett (907-590-9291 or email@example.com) and Robin Fowler (907-978-0874 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
P.S. Volunteer meals are provided. Saturday volunteers must be over the age of 21.