Daily Announcements

  • Red Across America Week

    Next week we will be celebrating Read Across America and Dr. Seuss's birthday with theme days centered around books.  We didn't want families to have to go out and buy special things, so we tried to make it fun for the kids with things you have at home. 

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  • January Artist of the Month

    Congrats to these hard working artists…
    ·         K
    o   Ryder Blasko
    ·         1st
    o   Kaylee Hall
    o   Tyler Smith
    o   Hayden Smith
    ·         2nd
    o   Jackson Wetzler
    o   Mackenzie Smartnick
    o   Kourtney Ritter
    ·         3rd
    o   Summer Friedline
    o   Emily Novak
    ·         4th
    o   Elizabeth (Lizzy) Olexik (fire prevention poster winner for HW Good!)

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  • Boys and Girls Grades 1 - 4 Introductory Lacrosse Program March 16, 2017 – 6:30pm - 8:30pm

    See attached for information regarding the lacrosse program

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  • Celebrating Valentine's Day

    We had a wonderful day celebrating Valentine's Day.  Special thanks to the family volunteers for providing a lot of great food, games, and fun.  Happy Valentine's Day everyone!

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  • School Makeup Day

    School will be in session on Monday, February 20th for students and staff. 

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  • 100 Days of School

    Can you believe we have been in school for 100 days already?  We had our 100 day celebration today and the students made various projects showcasing 100 items. Some of our students also dressed as if they were 100 years old. 

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  • H.W. Good receives PA Farm to School Grant

    The H.W. Good Elementary school was awarded a $ 700.00 Farm to School Grant from the Pennsylvania Departments of Education (PDE) and Agriculture (PDA).  We are one of 30 schools across the state to receive this grant.  Funding will be used to send our 3rd grade students in the fall on a field trip to a local organic farm and purchase kid friendly cooking tools for our after school garden nights.  We are honored to be a recipient of this grant. 

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  • Yough School District Drug/Alcohol Awareness Walk

    No Foolin' Around with Drugs

    The Yough School District will hold its annual drug/alcohol awareness walk on Saturday, April 1st 2017 at the Yough High School.  This will be a fun event for all ages.  Please see the attached registration form for more information. 

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Cougar News

  • Red Across America Week

    Next week we will be celebrating Read Across America and Dr. Seuss's birthday with theme days centered around books.  We didn't want families to have to go out and buy special things, so we tried to make it fun for the kids with things you have at home. 

    HW Good Elementary
  • January Artist of the Month

    Congrats to these hard working artists…
    ·         K
    o   Ryder Blasko
    ·         1st
    o   Kaylee Hall
    o   Tyler Smith
    o   Hayden Smith
    ·         2nd
    o   Jackson Wetzler
    o   Mackenzie Smartnick
    o   Kourtney Ritter
    ·         3rd
    o   Summer Friedline
    o   Emily Novak
    ·         4th
    o   Elizabeth (Lizzy) Olexik (fire prevention poster winner for HW Good!)

    HW Good Elementary
  • Boys and Girls Grades 1 - 4 Introductory Lacrosse Program March 16, 2017 – 6:30pm - 8:30pm

    See attached for information regarding the lacrosse program

    HW Good Elementary
  • Celebrating Valentine's Day

    We had a wonderful day celebrating Valentine's Day.  Special thanks to the family volunteers for providing a lot of great food, games, and fun.  Happy Valentine's Day everyone!

    HW Good Elementary
  • School Makeup Day

    School will be in session on Monday, February 20th for students and staff. 

    HW Good Elementary

H.W. Good Upcoming Events

  • St. Vincent

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  • Day 4

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  • Read Across America Week

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  • St. Vincent

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  • Day 5

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Career Awareness Initiative

The soft skill for the Month of January is  Decision-Making.
What is Decision Making?

In its simplest sense, decision-making is the act of choosing between two or more courses of action.

In the wider process of problem-solving, decision-making involves choosing between possible solutions to a problem. Decisions can be made through either an intuitive or reasoned process, or a combination of the two.

Intuition

Intuition is using your ‘gut feeling’ about possible courses of action.

Although people talk about it as if it was a magical ‘sense’, intuition is actually a combination of past experience and your personal values. It is worth taking your intuition into account, because it reflects your learning about life. It is, however, not always based on reality, only your perceptions, many of which may have started in childhood and may not be very mature as a result.

It is therefore worth examining your gut feeling closely, especially if you have a very strong feeling against a particular course of action, to see if you can work out why, and whether the feeling is justified.

Reasoning

Reasoning is using the facts and figures in front of you to make decisions.

Reasoning has its roots in the here-and-now, and in facts. It can, however, ignore emotional aspects to the decision, and in particular, issues from the past that may affect the way that the decision is implemented.

Intuition is a perfectly acceptable means of making a decision, although it is generally more appropriate when the decision is of a simple nature or needs to be made quickly.

More complicated decisions tend to require a more formal, structured approach, usually involving both intuition and reasoning. It is important to be wary of impulsive reactions to a situation.

During the month of January, please introduce, focus on, bring awareness to & reinforce Decision-making in your classroom.

Here are some resources:
6 Tips for Making Better Decisions: http://www.forbes.com/sites/mikemyatt/2012/03/28/6-tips-for-making-better-decisions/#52ae1fb59f54

Lesson Plan Sample: http://www.familyconsumersciences.com/2013/09/decision-making-lesson-group-activity/

Developing Decision-Making Skills: uwex.uwc.edu/eao/Decision_Making_Handout.pdf (Copy & Paste into your browser)

Kindergarten Guidance Lesson