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Hey Mohawks! 
Yesterday I had the opportunity to visit Ohio University. It was an awesome time and I absolutely LOVED the campus. I'm thinking it's definitely a top contender now. If you're an underclassmen, I recommend getting started on your visits a little early. That way you have plenty of time to consider your options! I have a visit to Miami Oxford planned for Oct. 28th so I can start narrowing down my number one. It's a little stressful, and bittersweet to think that college will be here so soon. So I'm trying to soak up everything that I can of senior year before it's gone! 

Hey Mohawks! It was another busy week for me. On Tuesday Mrs. Huff, Zach, and I went to Mr. Jackson’s farm to take pictures of the elementary school’s field trip. It was so awesome to get to see all of the younger generations of Mohawks having fun and getting an opportunity that they may not get otherwise. I think it’s so cool that we have a principal that opens up his home to his students and cares so much about them. Friday was the sectional tournament for the tennis team. My teammate Madi Porter advanced to districts so our team will all get to go watch her on Thursday at ATP. I’ve started doing makeup for special events as a way of earning money on the side. Saturday, I got to do three girls for homecoming. Also, this week in my psychology class with Mrs.Folz, we talked about meditation and the potential effects it can have on a person. We also discussed sleep patterns and dreaming. The idea of psychology and how our bodies and minds respond to things is a very interesting topic to me, so I thought I would share some of the things we discussed in class. Meditating gives your brain a chance to recharge, and in return can help reduce stress and anxiety, making you more efficient. I watched a ted talk on the topic that really helps to give a clearer picture of what meditating is. It’s linked below. When it comes to sleep, it is crucial to your body and it’s functions. Your body has four stages of sleep, N1, N2, N3, and REM. To wake up feeling refreshed, your body needs to go through a whole cycle. Mrs. Folz introduced us to the website “" . This website will calculate the best time for you to go to sleep based on when you will be in between cycles. I think that making sure your brain is healthy plays a key role in your overall happiness. I encourage you to try out meditating or the sleep cycle website and see if it’s something you find helpful and want to implement into your everyday routine!

Hey Mohawks!! It’s been a crazy and eventful week. From hallway decorating, (which the seniors totally should have won btw), spirit week, SWBL championships, powder puff games, the pep rally, senior night, student council workday, the football game, and homecoming, this week was probably the busiest of the year. It feels like it all went by so fast, but I couldn’t be more grateful for such an awesome family, friend group, and community. On Monday, I played my last high school tennis match on my home courts. It was such a bittersweet moment, but I feel so lucky to have been a part of the tennis team all four years of high school and to have gotten the opportunity to make so many memories. Tuesday was the annual SWBL championship tournament, and although things didn’t go as I’d hoped, I still placed 3rd. Thursday was the homecoming parade and powder puff games. Our senior class continued our losing streak… seriously guys, we never won a game. Friday was the homecoming game and my bestie won queen! On Saturday, my group went to Bullwinkles, went to the dance, and then watched scary movies after. My last homecoming was definitely one for the books!!
homecoming collage
Homecoming week is officially upon us ladies and gentlemen!! And I can’t contain my excitement. There’s so many fun things to look forward to, so here’s an overview of the next week!
Sunday 9/24 - Spirit Hallway Decorating 1:00-3:00 pm 
Monday 9/25 - Homecoming tickets go on sale, get them before the dance. It’s cheaper!
Wacky Socks and Hat Day
Tuesday 9/26 - Team Spirit Day: Wear your favorite jersey!
Wednesday 9/27 - America Day
Homecoming Permission Slips due today!
Thursday 9/28 - Crazy/Powderpuff Shirt Day
Homecoming Parade and Pep Rally 6:00-7:00 pm
Powder Puff Games 7:00 pm
Friday 9/29 - Pep Rally at school!
Court Pictures - 5:30 pm
Pre-Game Line-up - 5:45 pm
Pre-game (Homecoming Court/Band around Track) - 6:00 pm
Crowning of Homecoming King/Queen - 6:30 pm
Game - 7:00 pm Bring your Mohawk spirit!!
Saturday 9/30 - Homecoming Dance 8:00-11:00 pm
Enjoy some throwbacks from last years hoco!

Accomplishing Your Goals: 4 Tips for Getting Things Done!

Since we’re well into the swing of school, I’m sure many of your classes are starting to get tough. I’ve decided to write this week’s blog to give you a few tips to help you accomplish your goals!
4 Tips for Getting Things Done!
1. Make a list! One of the most helpful things for me when it comes to being productive is writing down my tasks and goals. I find that when I write them down, I feel more organized and can keep deadlines, progress, etc. straight. And did you know you become 42% more likely to achieve your goals, simply by writing them down on a regular basis?
2. Start Early. No, this doesn’t mean you have to begin working on your project the moment the teacher hands out your assignment. But at least start thinking about it! Give yourself time to brain storm about whatever your task may be. This way, when it comes time to start, you’ll have some ideas to begin with. This will also make things easier because you’ll be able to build upon what you already have, rather than starting completely from scratch.
3. Don’t Procrastinate… or Do. If you’re someone who gets completely overwhelmed under pressure, then allow yourself enough time to reach your goal at your own pace. Make a plan that will help you with managing your time. Or if you’re someone like me, who waits until the last minute to start their projects. That’s okay too. I feel like a lot of the time, I work best under pressure. The key to procrastinating is focusing on the task completely. Give all of your concentration, and put your best effort forth. Whichever is your method, knowing your strengths and your weaknesses and using them to your advantage will help you to reach your goals.
4. Reward yourself. Give yourself incentive to complete your assignments. This will make you more likely to reach your goals.

Hey Mohawks! It’s been an eventful week! I’ve been super busy with tennis, as we’ve had a lot of matches, and have been preparing for our tournament at Edgewood tomorrow. At school I’ve been busy with NHS and Student Council preparing for a lot of exciting events. I wanted to take this opportunity to remind our students that NHS is running a hat day at the high school next week, September 11-15, to raise funds to provide a donation for hurricane Harvey and Irma relief. Just a dollar allows you to wear your favorite hat for the day! Even if you don’t want to wear a hat, you can still make a donation for the cause! Student Council also had our first meeting to discuss homecoming plans.. so get excited!! I can’t wait to see how everything turns out. Football season, AKA the best season is in full swing here at Madison. Today we had a pep assembly to get everyone pumped for the big game. Tonight was MYAA night, it was so cool to get to see all the future generations of Madison! I know it’s hard coming off of a loss, but our boys gave it their all. And we still have a chance of making it to the playoffs and being the first team to do so in MADISON HISTORY! So stay hopeful mohawks!! So far, senior year has been treating me SO good. I’m feeling so excited to see what the rest of the year holds and for all the events we have coming up, especially homecoming. My advice to all of the underclassmen this year is to live it up. Play powderpuff, go to the parade, dance with your friends, have fun, take it all in!! Because before you know it you’ll be a senior wishing you could get that time back. Catch ya next Friday! Click that apple!!!

It's Football Season!

Hey Mohawks! I'm super excited for this football season, and I know you all are too! Here's a trailer to get you pumped for tonights game! Don't forget to click the apple & subscribe to keep up with my blog! Also, be sure to update your Facebook profile picture with one of our school's frames! #beatmonroe #goodtobeamohawk
                 “The best way to predict the future is to create it.”
And here I am, entering my senior year, creating my future one day at a time. It seems so crazy that I’m at this point in my life, but I could not be more excited for the year I have ahead of me! I feel so blessed to have been given the opportunity to be an intern, and share my senior experience with all of you! I’m a part of National Honor Society, co-captain of the tennis team, and treasurer of student council here at Madison. I also have a job at Penn Station, and attend Breiel Church. As of right now, I’m planning on majoring in Speech Pathology at Miami. I have a feeling this year will be the best one yet! I hope that this will give all of you a little insight as to why its #GOODTOBEAMOHAWK! Don’t forget to subscribe!