Notes from the Principal's Desk. .
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Congratulations Mr. Erazo!
Mr. Erazo has been nominated by MNU student teacher Manny Oritz as a TEACHER WHO INSPIRES. This is a special award given by the MNU Teacher Education Department annually. Our award is just one small way we can give back to the exemplary educators who serve as our mentors. Manny writes of him:
"Mr. Erazo has given me the opportunity and inspiration to influence children and become an active participant in their lives by hiring me as a Migrant Aide, and by actively playing a role in the Hispanic community. Mr. Erazo is continually sharing his story which depicts the life of a young man who grew up in San Francisco as a gang member, but defied the odds of becoming another statistic in his community, and became an educator in order to influence high-risk students.Through the latter, Mr. Erazo has been a role model and mentor which I believe is an exemplary mentor/teacher. I believe a teacher should establish a lifelong relationship with students, and this is what Mr. Erazo has done, and is committed in doing so."
Erik will receive this award at the annual celebration of learning - The Education Jubilation. CONGRATULATIONS!
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The Eaglettes attended Dance Team Union Nationals in Orlando, Florida on February 14th – 20th, 2018. The Eaglettes competed against some of the tops teams from across the country. Going into the competition the Eaglettes faced many challenges, including injuries, sickness, changing formations and learning multiple parts over and over again, not to mention this being one of the hardest routines the Eaglettes have ever done. Every challenge helped us grow stronger. We finished prelims in 1st place, which invited us to perform in the DTU Battle Round where the best of the best would compete head to head. On finals day, the Eaglettes gave their very best performance of both routines. We finished in 3rd place with their Contemporary routine. The Eaglettes were named the Pom Battle Winners, received the Crowd Appeal for our pom routine, and were named the Large Varsity Pom National Champions.
We have so much gratitude for the people who have shaped our program and gotten us to where we are. It is all of our alumni who have helped pave the way for us to get here. It is our choreographers who have given us inspiring routines time and time again. It is our coaching staff who have given their heart and soul to the team. It is our families (past and present) who have loved us through it all. It is our community who has been behind us. It is our administration who supports us day in and day out. It is the current team who made the dream become a reality. We are so blessed for the ONE Love that surrounds us. Thank you all!
Eaglettes, you are now 2 time National Champions. This has been after years of hard work. Work that is so incredibly worth it. Eaglette history has once again been made. I am so very proud of you. Someone very special once said “The best jacket is the Eaglette jacket.” This is so incredibly true. Our new jackets are very nice and we will wear them proudly, but the best jacket IS the Eaglette jacket.
Mark your calendar for the Eaglette Spring Show on April 13 and 14. Tryouts for the Eaglette dance team are at the end of April.
Congratulations to the Olathe North Eaglettes and Coach Sara Heptig. This past weekend in Orlando, Florida they competed in the Dance Team Union 2018 National Championships. They competed two routines; Large Varsity Pom and Varsity Jazz. Both routines qualified for the finals on Sunday night and were very successful. The Varsity Jazz placed 3rd and the Large Varsity Pom placed 1st. They were named the 2018 DTU Large Varsity Pom National Champions. This is the 2nd consecutive National title for the Eaglettes. Last year they won the 2017 NDA National Pom Championship. The Eaglettes also received the overall Pom Battle Champions vs all the other Pom routines from other divisions and received the Overall Crowd Appealing routine, Congratulations for all their hard work.
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Recently, two graduates of Olathe North were named Kansas Teacher of Promise by Mid-America Nazarene University. They were both honored and recognized on Feb. 16 at the Kansas Exemplary Educators Network (KEEN) awards luncheon in Topeka.
The two on the left are Jacob Quickel, ON class of 2011, and Marissa Carroll, Class of 2005. Jacob and Marissa were 2 of 39 future teachers statewide recognized.
Pretty cool honors for both of these future teachers and ON grads, another reason why we are so proud of our community.