Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Blog Reflection #2

     In SOC we have began to focus our energy surrounding the notion of "What is your WHY?"; the same idea what we have been using in softball and this has gotten a lot of attention and shifted the mindset of the members of this class. Focusing on this question enables this class to create things that we were unsure that we could create because it instills passion in us and gets us thinking about why are we doing what we are doing. why do we want to create this, why am I in this class? This focus question has pinpointed many things we have done as a class. For example, if your "WHY" is to create a closer bond between TNHS and the community you may shed light on the Bardstown Christmas Parade. The Bardstown Christmas Parade is one example of students putting their school before themselves because instead of staying inside and watching the parade on TV students came outside in the cold walked, waved, smiled, and gave candy the whole time to show the community that this is who we are at TNHS. Our WHY at that point was to show the community what we have been working towards and who we are through our actions and we succeeded. I think  participating in future community events and service projects as a whole class will continue to strengthen that bond between school and community as partners so we can collaborate with community members year round.
     The TNHS Student Organization Council became a class this year and this has allowed more time and effort to be put into projects than ever before because we meet daily for almost 5 days every week and it has shown through on our end products. SOC also partnered with New Haven and participated in the Iron Horse Festival to exemplify our care for our community and our partnership with them ended in a donation made by the New Haven community because of all the help we offered. This donation was then used to be put back in our community for the Angel Tree Project. It could have been just as easy for us to take that money and buy ourselves t-shirts or food or other luxurious things, but we chose to put it back into our community. This is the foundation of the legacy we want to create through SOC through TNHS and it is only the start. In the future I encourage all to continue to participate in whole class events; "the more the merrier" is the truth when it comes to student involvement and I think when we continue to do projects like this year round we will really show the community what our why is and fulfill our class mission: to CONNECT student organizations, CREATE a strong community, and demonstrate CARE by building a legacy for the future.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Week of 2/5/18 Workout Schedule!

Wednesday 2/7 and Thursday 2/8:
3:30-4 p.m. Team Bonding (Hamilton ELL)
4-4:45 p.m. Conditioning (inside TNHS)
4:45-5:15 p.m. #WYW Quest (Hamilton ELL)

**TRYOUTS will be held on Thursday 2/15 and Friday 2/16 from 4-6 p.m. (be prepared to be in the indoor facility or outside)**

Monday, January 29, 2018

Week of 1/29/18 Workout Schedule!

Monday (1/29) and Wednesday (1/31):
     3:30-4:00 p.m.-- Team Bonding
     4:00-4:45 p.m.-- Conditioning
     4:45-5:15 p.m.-- #WYW Quest

**May go outside Wednesday TBD**

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Week of 1/8/18 Workout Schedule!

Image result for tnhs g logoTuesday 1/9/18: 3:30-5:15 p.m. @ TNHS

Thursday 1/11/18: 3:30-5:15 p.m. @ TNHS

Happy New Year!
Go Generals!

Friday, December 15, 2017

Flycloser Friday Reflection 12/15

     As semester 1 is closing I am taking the time to reflect upon what I have accomplished this semester and what I want to improve on for semester 2. Everyday our student organization meets we remind ourselves to push one another and always show gratitude for each other. For example, we remind ourselves of our motto for this season "What is your why?" and this makes us strive to be better and at the end of practice everyday we choose someone to shoot a gratitude arrow towards so everyone knows they are appreciated and I have played a role in this because everytime I post something on the blog I end it with "What is your why?" so it continues to make everyone think about this. Throughout semester 1 I have utilized my student organizations blog to communicate with our members and our community to offer transparency. Also, we have utilized the Remind101 system to communicate effectively on when our team is practicing or sending out important reminders. However, we have not yet served our community partner and that is something I really would like to focus on during semester 2 so we can build a stronger relationship within our community. However, the work I have created this week was purple cow because my student organization served the community by offering a very Merry Christmas to two angels from our angel tree and we also are collaborating with one another to find out ways to improve our communication with one another and bond with each other; so, we are not settling for the growth we have reached at this point I have asked questions within the organization and they are offering feedback so we are always growing. As I mentioned earlier though one thing I really plan on focusing on during semester 2 is looking for opportunities that the softball team can serve the community and I plan on doing this by having a face-to-face conversation with them and brainstorming with my team on ways we can show care to the community.

What is your WHY?
Have a great winter break!
Go Generals!

Monday, December 11, 2017

Week of 12/11/17 Workout Schedule!

Tuesday 12/12: 4-5 p.m. @ Planet Fitness

Thursday 12/14: 4-5 p.m. @ Planet Fitness 


**Everyone please don't forget Angel Tree gifts! They're due December 13th, wrapped with the Angels # visible on the wrapping! Thank you and have a great week! Go Generals!

Monday, December 4, 2017

Week of 12/4/17 Workout Schedule!

Tuesday: 4-5 p.m. @Planet Fitness

Thursday: 4-5 p.m. @Planet Fitness

**Reminder: Don't forget to bring in supplies this week and next week for our boy and girl angels from the Angel Tree; gifts are due December 13th (wrapped and with the angels # visible on the outside). Contact Riane Clark with any questions! Also feel free to view this link with the information on it**
Image result for angel treeHave a great week! 

Friday, December 1, 2017

Flycloser Friday Reflection 12/1

     Thomas Nelson Softball is shifting gears from off season to pre-season workouts, so a key role in making sure everyone gets the same opportunities is effectively communicating workout times and locations. To accomplish this we send out a message typically Sunday night about what the schedule is for the upcoming week. This allows parents and players to see what is happening so they can plan accordingly to attend. Additionally, once the schedule is sent out through our remind system we post the schedule for the week on the blog with a little bit of motivation or message for the upcoming week. As you can see in the image we list out the workout time and location, but with that there is a motivational message that we hope to focus on this upcoming season: What is your why? This embodies are mission because we are connecting with the community and striving to develop our team and give everyone equal opportunities. To continue to communicate we always have a group meeting after practice to share out ideas; for example, we talked about the Angel Tree as a team after practice and brainstormed some team bonding ideas we could do for Christmas even though we aren't in season yet. Communication is key to pre-season and we are doing a good job at sharing, but we can always improve by considering announcing dates and times during school so EVERYONE hears it.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Week of 11/27/17 Workout Schedule!

11/28 Tuesday: 
4-5 p.m. @ Planet Fitness

11/29 Wednesday: 
4-5:30 p.m. Field/ Indoor Facility

11/30 Thursday:
4-5 p.m. @ Planet Fitness

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Flycloser Friday Reflection 11/17

  At TNHS our motto is to take care of yourself, each other and this place and we are striving to meet those same expectations within my student organization, softball, as well. As we embark on a new journey into the 2017-2018 Softball Season our goal is to constantly take care of one another and this community. With our season just starting up we have already began to show huge progress in care. For example, this week was our first week of open field and the team is already meshing together and helping one another out by giving them rides to Planet Fitness and communicating with one another about practice. Also, softball is a mental sport along with physical so it is very easy to get down on yourself, especially as a new player, so I believe the team has already done a great job of showing care by picking each other up, lending a helping hand, and staying positive. I would now like to take this chance to shout out all new players who have had the courage to come out and step outside of their comfort zone and try something new; your leadership is remarkable! Personally, I try to exemplify my care for the team by shouting people out with E-Cards every week who have worked hard or communicating dates effectively through the blog so everyone can have equal opportunities all year!
Now that you know how we have lead within our organization I want to set a few goals on how to lead within the community as well. As a whole team we will be expected to attend any service opportunities arising with our community partner and will be held accountable to uphold the standards of Thomas Nelson High School and its softball program within the community. We are looking forward to building strong connections within the community and displaying how we can care for one another as opportunities arise and we can show our care.