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"Children must be taught how to think, not what to think"
-Margaret Mead

Quotes of the week

Wk. 26             -"Racial prejudice, anti-Semitism, or hatred of anyone with different beliefs has no place in the human mind or heart"

Wk. 25            -"Success isn't about how much money you make, it's about the difference you make in people's lives"
                                                                                                    -Michelle Obama

Wk.24               -"Just because something works doesn't mean it can't be improved"
                                                                                               -Shuri (Letitia Wright in Black Panther)

Wk.23            -"All great achievements require time"
                                                                                            -Maya Angelou

Wk. 22           -"Only you can decide what kind of king you want to be.”
                                                                                                -Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o in Black Panther)

Wk. 21          -"Soft words soften the hearts that are harder than rock, harsh words harden hearts that are softer than silk"
Wk. 20         -"Everybody laughs the same in every language"
                                                                                                  -Yakov Smirnoff

Wk. 19          -"Time lost is time lost. It’s gone forever. Some people tell themselves that they will work twice as hard tomorrow to make up for what they did not do today. People should always do their best. If they work twice as hard tomorrow, then they should have also worked twice as hard today. That would have been their best"
                                                                                           -John Wooden

Wk. 18          -"You must be the change you wish to see in the world"
                                                                                           -Mahatma Ghandi

Wk. 17          -" Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere"
                                                                                           - Martin Luther King. Jr.

WK. 16        - "I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work"
                                                                                            -Thomas Edison

Wk. 15          -"Difficult takes a day.  Impossible takes a week"                         
                                               -Jay Z

Wk. 14         -"The question is not what you look at, but what you see"                                                                                                                    -Henry David Thoreau

Wk. 13          -"The only real mistake is the one we don't learn from"                                                                                                                  -Unforgetable Catastrophes 

Wk. 12      -"One doesn't forgo sleeping because of the possibilities of nightmares"
                                                                                             -African Proverb

Wk. 11       -"Develop a passion for learning, If you do you will never cease to grow"
                                                                                            -Anthony J. D'Angelo

WK. 10        -"If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome"
                                                                                          -Michael Jordan

Wk. 9         -"If there is no struggle, there is no progress"
                                                                                         -Fredrick Douglass          

Wk. 8         -"The lion doesn't turn around when a small dog barks"
                                                                                              -African Proverb

Wk. 7        -"Meanness is a sign of weakness"

Wk. 6        -"In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends"
                                                                                    -Martin Luther King Jr.

wk. 5         -"You can change your world by changing your words... Remember, death and life are in the power of the tongue"
                                                                  -Joel Osteen

Wk. 4       -"It's the bullies who are afraid, are the ones that do all the fighting. It's not the secure kids that get out there and fight. It's the insecure kids" 
                                                                -Chuck Norris

Wk. 3    -“Perfect practice makes perfect”
                                                                                       -Vince Lombardi

Wk. 2     -“Never Give Up!"


Wk. 1     -"Failure is not an option"
                                                                                       -Gene Kranz

March is Woman's History Month!!

This month we celebrate 31 days of phenomenal woman 

Frida Khalo (1907- 1954)was a Mexican artist who painted many portraits,self- portraits 
 Mother Teresa (1910–1997) was a Roman Catholic nun who devoted her life to serving the poor and destitute around the world.
 Ella Fitzgerald (1917- 1996) was an American jazz singer often referred to as the First Lady of Song, Queen of Jazz, and Lady Ella.
Rosa Parks (1913– 2005) was an activist in the Civil Rights Movement, whom the United States Congress called "the first lady of civil rights" and "the mother of the freedom movement".
Emily Dickinson (1830 – 1886) was an American poet.
Harriet Tubman (c.1820-1913) was an American abolitionist. Born into slavery, Tubman escaped and subsequently made some thirteen missions to rescue approximately seventy enslaved people.
Indira Ghandi (1917-1984) was the first and, to date, the only female Prime Minister of India.
Maya Angelou (1928-2014) was an American poet, singer, memoirist, and civil rights activist.
Helen Keller (1880- 1968) was an American author, political activist, and lecturer. 
Pearl Bailey (1918-1990)was an American actress and singer. 
Sandra Day O'Connor is a retired Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States She was the first woman to serve on the Court.

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