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The Hill Academy Newsletter- February 7th, 2021

February 7th, 2021 HILL Message (from Academic Director Rick Kunc): We live in a world of “FAST”. Fast food and an Amazon delivery in a day. We don’t call someone and leave a message, we text them and expect an immediate response. Even those little 3 dots below the message; we sit and watch those holding our breath for that response. Achieving our Highest Level of Achievement does not happen quickly. It is a journey. Because getting better isn’t FAST. In the Academic arena learning is a time-consuming rollercoaster of a process. It takes time to internalize a lesson, formulate questions, ask them, listen to answers, and think again. It takes time to ensure that we have an understanding of the subject matter. Memorizing can happen quickly, but learning needs time. It needs reflection, and it needs commitment. The same holds true in the Athletic arena. Improving our positioning on defense takes time. We need to listen to our coach, internalize the message, think about it on the field/ice, and make the change. Soon, with repeated action, feedback and reflection, we improve. Again, it is a journey and any journey takes time. The journey also has some frustration along the way, so we need to be prepared for that as well. The good news is that if you are in it for the long goal, for permanent improvement, it will come. You just have to accept that it won’t be a FAST process.

Quote of the Week: Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. -Thomas Edison ____________________________________________________________________________

Other Notes and Important Information: Monday Morning Assembly: There is a Monday morning assembly tomorrow. Students will tune in by clicking the Zoom link below at 8:30 am: Monday Morning Assembly