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  • Field Trip to WCTC

    Students in Mrs. Cavalier's class went on a field trip to the Westmoreland County Career &Technology Center.  Students had the opportunity to visit various classrooms including Cosmetology & Culinary Arts.  Our students were excited to have their hair and nails done by students at the center.  Special thanks to Mrs. Cavalier and the WCTC for hosting our students, they had an awesome experience. 

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  • Personal Space Lesson

    The students learned all about personal space in Mrs. Grant's class today with Ms. Mumau. While reading about the main character Louis, and his journey....students practiced how to give personal space and how to use "I Statements" when feeling crowded around someone. Students received a Personal Space Camp Certificate! Great job today everyone!

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  • Santa and Mrs. Claus visit and holiday parties

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  • 4th Grade Buddy Party

    4th grade students and their buddies celebrated with a holiday party.  Students had various snacks and made beautiful crafts to take home. 

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  • Turner Dairy Visits 1st Grade

    Turner Dairy visited our 1st grade students to talk with them about a dairy farm and how milk is placed in containers.  Students were excited to try the new vanilla and chocolate shakes. 

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  • Rox goes to Seton Hill University

    Our ROX girls had the opportunity to visit Seton Hill University and meet with the girls basketball team.  The girls shared many of their experiences with our students.  Special thanks to Rox coordinator, Ms. Mumau.

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  • Artist of the Month

    Congratulations to the following students who were chosen as Artists of the Month

    K- Liam Dolan- The Dot
    1st- Aliza Polinsky (not shown- absent) Piet Mondrian Bat
    1st- Austin Proctor- Piet Mondrain Seahorse
    2nd - Jackson Wetzler- Japanese Cherry Blossom Scroll
    2nd – Noah Jurcevich – Japanese Cherry Blossom Scroll
    3rd – Ella Whitney- Symmetrical Fish
    4th – Reanna Reno- Symmetrical Stingray

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  • Playground of Our Dreams

    Well, the day has finally arrived. The Playground of Our Dreams project is finished! We celebrated today with a ribbon cutting ceremony. It is so great to finally see our students playing and having fun on the new structures. Excitement filled through the building!

    Special thanks to the playground committee: Christy Dubovsky, Joe Fiore, Jared Filapose, Alan Fossi, Jen Klobucar and John Wagner for all your hard work and dedication.

    We appreciate the support and partnership from Yough School Board and Administrators, Sewickley Township and the Supervisors, our students, staff, and families as well as Senator Ward & Representative Harhai.

    PA Greenways sponsored a $60,000 grant to make this possible.

    Thanks everyone for making our dreams come true!

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  • Veterans Day Slideshow 2015

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Cougar News

  • Field Trip to WCTC

    Students in Mrs. Cavalier's class went on a field trip to the Westmoreland County Career &Technology Center.  Students had the opportunity to visit various classrooms including Cosmetology & Culinary Arts.  Our students were excited to have their hair and nails done by students at the center.  Special thanks to Mrs. Cavalier and the WCTC for hosting our students, they had an awesome experience. 

    HW Good Elementary
  • Personal Space Lesson

    The students learned all about personal space in Mrs. Grant's class today with Ms. Mumau. While reading about the main character Louis, and his journey....students practiced how to give personal space and how to use "I Statements" when feeling crowded around someone. Students received a Personal Space Camp Certificate! Great job today everyone!

    HW Good Elementary
  • Santa and Mrs. Claus visit and holiday parties

    HW Good Elementary
  • 4th Grade Buddy Party

    4th grade students and their buddies celebrated with a holiday party.  Students had various snacks and made beautiful crafts to take home. 

    HW Good Elementary
  • Turner Dairy Visits 1st Grade

    Turner Dairy visited our 1st grade students to talk with them about a dairy farm and how milk is placed in containers.  Students were excited to try the new vanilla and chocolate shakes. 

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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)

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