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Commit to Graduate Week
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Wednesday, September 13, 2017
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From The Shelbyville Times-Gazette
Cascade encourages 9th graders

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
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Students sign a diploma.
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Assistant Superintendent Karen Scoggins*
Students listen to a presentation.
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Wayne Dillingham of the Middle Tennessee Education Center

Last week was Commit to Graduate Week at Cascade High School.

Commit to Graduate Week is a time that we dedicate to explaining to 9th graders the importance of completing high school. The graduation team (administrators, graduation coach and counselors) met with them on Tuesday to talk about goals for the week.

On Thursday Charlie Pope, the 9th grade counselor, did lessons with all of the 9th graders about note taking skills, organizational skills and the statistics of what a graduate's vs. non-graduate's life is like as an adult. He asked the students to think about their "why" for completing high school.

A little drama

Also on Thursday afternoon, the 9th graders watched a performance by the drama department called "The Day Your GPA Stood Trial." The main character in the play was not a successful high school student and he wanted a "do over." The play had no ending and the students were then tasked with writing their own ending to the play (in English class) to determine if they thought the character deserved the right to go back and redo his high school years with better choices.

On Friday the school had its Commit to Graduate ceremony. During this ceremony, Principal Josh Young, Assistant Karen Scoggins and guest speaker Wayne Dillingham spoke to the 9th graders about commitment and their futures. Each student signed the Commit to Graduate "diploma" and received a bracelet as a sign of that commitment.

-- Tracy Watson is assistant principal of Cascade High School.

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