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Why fit in when you were born to stand out?

Take a Stand!

October 17, 2022

This week we are focusing on the core component of “Take a Stand,” where we share with our students why it is very important to play to our strengths and […]

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The Power of Story

October 12, 2022

The power of story is HUGE. When we share our stories it connects us, encourages us, and opens us up to new possibilities. Amazing things are happening in each of […]

"There are many things in life that will catch your eye, but only a few that will catch your heart. Pursue these." - Michael Nolan

Our October Mindset is Passion First!

October 10, 2022

The Passion First Mindset teaches us that we are all unique expressions of human existence. It’s vital to find out what our individual interests, strengths, and talents are so that […]

Maslow - The ability to be in the present moment is a major component of mental wellness.

Everything is Possible!

September 27, 2022

This week our students will learn that a Growth Mindset can further be developed through Mindfulness. Mindfulness, in simple terms, is the state of being conscious of thoughts, emotions, and […]

Power of Yet - "I can't do that" ends a story. "I can't do that YET" means anything is possible.

The Power of Yet!

September 19, 2022

This week our students will learn that the Power of Yet! can be a vital component of developing a growth mindset. One way our children can work on building a […]

Cottonwood Star of the Week Willow

Cottonwood Star of the Week: Willow

September 16, 2022

Our Cottonwood Star of the Week is kindergartener Willow! Her parents say: Willow is 5 years old and a kindergartener this year. She is so excited to be a part […]

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Once You Learn to Read, You Will Be Forever Free

September 14, 2022

You are a homeschooler, and by default, you are surrounded by books, books, and more books. If you weren’t a literature aficionado before, homeschooling has a funny way of turning […]

Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right.

Everything is Possible… with a Growth Mindset!

September 12, 2022

Over the past several weeks our students have been learning about dreaming big, embracing creativity, thinking positive, and acting and adjusting. These components of our Everything is Possible mindset are […]

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Cottonwood Star of the Week: Karena

September 8, 2022

Our Cottonwood Star of the Week is 4th grader Karena. She says: We are celebrating my star student achievements! I am really good at peeling cucumbers! And, I think I’m […]

community and communications

Community and Communication as Guiding Principles

September 7, 2022

First and foremost, it is EXTREMELY HOT out there. I hope you and your family stay safe, hydrated, and cool. Because of this heat wave, we have postponed and/or cancelled […]

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