Category Archives: Soup Notes

Change and its Challenge

Midlothian ISD has experienced tremendous change in the recent past. Like all Texas K-12 public schools, the state tests have dramatically changed. The Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) tests are going away. They will be replaced by the … Continue reading

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Greatness

My hope this new year is that our students think about greatness and what it means to be a great person. Let me explain. Loryn Teater, a student at Midlothian High School, writes a column for the Panther Pride, the … Continue reading

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Bond and Buildings Update

It seems fitting to start a column in December with a holiday message: Merry Christmas! I don’t know of a smooth transition to the next topic, so, let’s just jump into bond and buildings. Since the last update, Midlothian ISD … Continue reading

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2011 Bond Update

What is happening with the 2011 Bond? This column is dedicated to answering that question. On April 18, 2011, the Midlothian ISD School Board hired VLK, an architectural firm, to design the building projects in the 2011 Bond. The five … Continue reading

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Success Secrets

Nick Ackerman. That’s a name you may not recognize. Nick is a graduate of Simpson College, Indianola, IA. He was a member of Simpson’s wrestling team, and in his senior season, Nick wrestled the last match of his career in … Continue reading

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A Message For Our Children: Talent Is Overrated

I recently read the book, Talent Is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else (Geoff Colvin). It has a message of hope for our children: great performers are not born great; they achieve greatness through a process available … Continue reading

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Dead End or Detour?

Nick Ackerman. That’s a name you may not recognize. Nick is a graduate of Simpson College, Indianola, IA. He was a member of Simpson’s wrestling team, and in his senior season, Nick wrestled the last match of his career in … Continue reading

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